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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 1st, 2009

Dawson

Elmer I. Hill, 87, Dawsonville
Elmer I. Hill, 87, of Dawsonville died Sunday February 1, 2009 at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born in Queens County, NY, he lived in Da ...

Gwinnett

Tom Ella Juneau, 93, Suwanee
Tom Ella Juneau, 93, of Suwanee, GA died on February 1, 2009. A native of Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ora Mae Lewis. She is also preceded in death by ...

Habersham

Frank Joseph Murray, Jr., 41, Cornelia
Frank Joseph Murray, Jr., age 41 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, February 01, 2009. Born in Habersham County on November 17, 1967, he was the son of Frank Joseph, Sr. and Geraldi ...

Hall

Donald J.Strickland, 65, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Donald J."Don" Strickland, 65, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements later By Wards Funeral Home 758 Main St., Gainesville.
Grace L. Chester, 90, Gainesville
Grace L. Chester, age 90, of Tower Heights Road, Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2009 at Lanier Park Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Chester was b ...
Thomas Mitchell Roe, 78, Twin City
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Thomas Mitchell Roe, age 78, of Twin City, GA on Sunday, February 1, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. Memorial se ...

Jackson

Dorothy Mae Jessee, 78, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Dorothy Mae Jessee age 78 of Commerce. Survivors include 2 sons DAviid Clonts of Ila, and Robert Douglas Clonts of Commerce, a daughter P ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for ALaura Oneda Sorrow Smallwood, age 82, of 133 Spring St. Commerce who died Feb. 1, 2009 at her residence of an extended illness.Survivors i ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Robert Lee (Skinny) Fields, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday Feb. 1, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Mr. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of L ...

Stephens

Bradley Eugene Crain, 28, Toccoa
Mr. Bradley Eugene Crain, age 28, of Toccoa Ga. died Sunday, February 1, 2009. He graduated from East Hall High School in 2000. He loved Georgia Tech Football and Wrestling. He wor ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.