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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 26th, 2009

Gwinnett

Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Daws, 62, Carnesville
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel announces the death of Mr. Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Daws, age 62, of Carnesville, Georgia, who died Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Funeral servic ...

Hall

Annie Duke, 97, Flowery Branch
Memorial Park South Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Duke, age 97, of Flowery Branch who died Thursday, February 26, 2009. Mrs. Duke was a member of the First Baptist ...
Martha Coley Harris, 71, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Coley Harris, age 71, of Poole Road, Lula, Georgia who passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Lanier Park Hospial ...
Nickolas Casey Turpin, known to his family and friends as Casey Turpin, age 23, of Lula, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following inju ...

Jackson

Ben Etris, 66, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Ben Etris age 66 of Maysville, Ga. who died Feb. 26, 2009 at his residence of an extended illness. He was an elder of the Homer Presbyteri ...
Ray Harold â, 66, Jefferson
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Lumpkin

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega announces the death of Ms. Kathleen Laurie Wyatt Peavy, age 36, who passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wa ...

Rabun

Ruth Ann Shirley Banks, 66, Clayton
Ruth Ann Shirley Banks, 66, of Clayton, GA passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Gordon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Calhoun, Georgia.She was born in Perryville, ...
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.