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

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Catherine E. Whipple, 36, Cumming
Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Whipple, age 36 of Cumming passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Saturday, February 28, 2009. A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Mar ...

Hall

Angelo John Simone, 90, Gainesville
Angelo John Simone of Brooklyn New York passed away Sunday, March 1st, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie Cozzolino and his father, Demetrio Simone both immig ...
Louise Jubin Wilson, 84, Gainesville
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Ruben "Israel" Lipscomb, 71, Gillsville
Ruben "Israel" Lipscomb, age 71 of Gillsville, GA died Sunday, March 1, 2009. Visitation will be Friday, March 6, 20009 from 6-7pm at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist C ...
William H. (Bill) Chastain, 83, Gainesville
William H. (Bill) Chastain, age 83 of Waverly Way, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009 peacefully at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are sch ...

Jackson

Tommy Newton Johnson, 59, Jefferson
Mr. Tommy Newton Johnson, age 59, of Jefferson who passed away on March 1, 2009. He was born on December 17, 1949 in Dekalb County, a son to Mary Ann Camp Johnson of Jefferson and ...

Lumpkin

Gail Joanna Foley, 72, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Gail Joanna Foley, age 72 of Dahlonega. Mrs. Foley passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009 at her residence following an e ...
William Lee Townley, 76, Dahlonega
Mr. William Lee Townley, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday March 1, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega following a sudden illness.Mr. Townley was born in Dawso ...

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Charles T. Osborn Jr., 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Charles T. Osborn Jr., age 77 of Cleveland. Mr. Osborn passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009 at his residence following a ...
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.