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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 18th, 2009

Dawson

Laura Lee White, 62, Dawsonville
Laura Lee White, 62, of Dawsonville, GA died at her home on March 18, 2009 after a courageous struggle with cancer. A native of Dayton, OH she was the daughter of the late George ...

Forsyth

Esther Leona Lanning, 81, Cumming
Esther Leona Lanning, 81, of Cumming, GA died at her home on March 18, 2009. A native of Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Ted and Ruth Noir. Her beloved husband, Ge ...
Ina Margaret Anderson, 92, Cumming
Ina Margaret Anderson, 92, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Cherokee on March 18, 2009. A native Georgian, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Vivian Eison. Her ...
Richard James Bardgett, 73, Cumming
Richard James Bardgett, 73, Cumming, Ga, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. He was a graduate of St. Louis University, a US Army Veteran and was a sales executive for vario ...

Hall

Arthur Darold Campbell, 69, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00am on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Wardâ
Willonell Martin Patton, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00pm Friday March 20, 2009 in the Wardâ

Jackson

Mary O. Huckleberry, 86, Hoschton
Mary O. Huckleberry, age 86 of Hoschton, GA, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 after an extended illness. Graveside service will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Melwood ...
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.