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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 16th, 2009

Banks

Thurmond Hicks, 68, of Maysville, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.He was born August 20, 1940, in Hall County, to the late Lero ...

Forsyth

Blanche Gertrude Barrett age 88 of Cumming passed away Monday March 16th, 2009 at the Brian Center in Canton, Georgia. Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday at Byars Funeral Hom ...
Gladys E. Wilson, 97, Marietta, formerly of Melbourne, FL
Gladys E. Wilson, age 97 of Melbourne, Florida formally of Marietta, Georgia passed away Monday, March 16, 2009. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Wilson ...
Russ Germanenko, 25, Gainesville
Russ Germanenko, age 25 of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Monday, March 16, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Crystal Germanenko; son, Bryson Germanenko both of Gain ...
Steve Charles Bannister, age 40 passed away March 15th at his home from cardiac arrest. Steve was a graduate from Forsyth Central High School and Gainesville College. He was employ ...
Thomas John Porter, 55, Woodstock
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Thomas John Porter, age 55 of Woodstock, Ga.Memorial services will be announced later.

Habersham

Anita Lauria Yergeau Walsh, 87, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Anita Lauria Yergeau Walsh, age 87, of Clarkesville, will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery with Fr. C ...

Hall

Felix Harry Freeman, 88, Gainesville
Mr. Felix Harry Freeman, age 88, of Gainesville, passed away, Monday, March 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Freeman was born in White County on March 31 ...
George J. Miller, 89, Gainesville
George J. Miller, age 89 of Old Hamilton Place, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living Home. Funeral services are sched ...

White

Donia Standridge, 87, Cleveland
Mrs. Donia Mae Thompson Standridge, age 87, of Cleveland passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at a private health care center following an extended illness.Mrs. Standridge was born J ...
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.