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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 8th, 2009

Dawson

William J. Jackson, 79, Dawsonville
Mr. William J. Jackson, age 79 of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009. Survivors include his wife Kathryn Jackson of Dawsonville; sons and daughter-in-law Paul and Ju ...

Forsyth

James C. Ingram Jr., 50, Cumming
Mr. James C. Ingram Jr., age 50, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Ingram Sr. Survivors include his mother, L ...

Gwinnett

Hershel Alex Payne, 86, Lilburn
Hershel Alex Payne, age 86, of Lilburn, GA and formerly of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Payne was born i ...

Habersham

Jerry Thompson, 83, Clarkesville
Jerry Thompson, age 83, of Clarkesville, GA, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Thompson was born on September 2, 1925 in Cumming, GA to the late Rafe and Clyde Sam ...

Hall

James Barnett Waters, 63, Gainesville
James Barnett Waters, age 63 of Lighthouse Lane, Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services ...
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.