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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 7th, 2009

Banks

George Mason, 69, Homer
George Mason, age 69, of Banks County, Georgia, died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Mason was born on November 12, 1939 in Homer, Georgia to the late John and Carr ...

Forsyth

Amelia (Amy)
Mr. John Richard (Dick) Yates, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. Mr. Yates was a Navy Veteran of World War II where he received a Purple Heart. During his ...
Lawrence (Larry) Geld, 80, Cumming
Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Geld, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. Mr. Geld was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the A ...
Mary Jayne Erdman, 89, Cumming
Mrs. Mary Jayne Erdman, age 89, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Erdman; daughter-in-law, Miriam R. Siewe ...

Habersham

Betty Jean Gunn Davis, 64, Clarkesville
Betty Jean Gunn Davis, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009, at Habersham Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on December ...

Hall

Annie Ruth Johnson, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, 66, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesvil ...
Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, 66, Gainesville
Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, age 66 of Boone Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Helen Frances Ogle, 86, Murrayville
Helen Frances Ogle age 86 of Murrayville passed away Saturday Feb. 7, 2009 at the Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Miss Ogle was born January 26, 1923 in Hall ...
Mary S. Hart, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary S. Hart 86, of Gainesville passed away Saturday February 7, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held Tuesday February 10th at 2:00 at Timber Ridge Bapt ...
William R. Gignilliat, 90, Gainesville
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Jackson

Rickey Westbrooks, 54, Carnesville
Rickey Westbrooks, age 54 of Carnesville, passed away Saturday, February 07, 2009. Born in Jackson County on September 29, 1954, he was the son of the late Billy Joe and Violet Bra ...

Lumpkin

Jimmy Foster, 66, Dahlonega
Jimmy Foster, 66, of Dahlonega died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Mr. Foster was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin C ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.