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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 28th, 2009

Banks

James Hubert Carlyle, age 91, of Alto, GA passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009 following an extended illness.Mr. Carlyle was born in Hall County, GA on October 29, 1917 to the late ...

Forsyth

CW4 Sidney Carroll Cowan, age 76, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009. He was a member of Ophir Baptist Church. Mr. Cowan served 20 years with the U.S. Army as a ...

Habersham

Neal Gerrells, 59, Cornelia
Neal Gerrells, age 59, of Cornelia, GA passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009 following an extended illness. Mr. Gerrells was born in White County, Georgia on September 20, 1949. He ...

Jackson

Timothy Scott Nix, 25, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death ofTimothy Scott Nix, age 25, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Scott, born in Jackson County, was a 2003 Graduate o ...

White

Calvin Totherow, 78, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Calvin Luther Totherow, age 78 of Cleveland. Mr. Totherow passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009 in Commerce following ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Salvatore Anthony Amalfitano, age 71 of Cleveland. Mr. Amalfitano passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009 at his residen ...
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.