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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 1st, 2009

Forsyth

McDonald and Son Funeral Home, for Forever Bellrive Funeral Home in St. Louis, Missouri, announces the death of Mr. Glennon Michael Politowski who died at his home on Saturday, Mar ...

Habersham

Sue Whitfield Moore, 73, Mt. Airy
Sue Whitfield Moore, age 73, of Mt. Airy, GA, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Oak Heritage Healthcare. Mrs. Moore was born on March 14, 1936 in Banks County, Georgia to ...

Hall

Betty Sue Shewbert, 74, Gainesville
Betty Sue Shewbert, 74, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday April 1, 2009. A native of Hall County she was born on April 8, 1934, the daughter of the late Howard and Car ...
Garnett Woodrow Tumlin, Jr., 63, Gainesville
Garnett Woodrow Tumlin, Jr., age 63, of Sardis Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funera ...
Sammie Neal "Diddle" Tate, 79, Gainesville
Sammie Neal "Diddle" Tate, age 79 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Services will be 2:30pm on Friday, April 3rd at Tate Grove Baptist Church. Ward& ...
William Richard Palmer, 22, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm on Friday, April 3, 2009 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for William Richard Palmer, age 22, of Gainesville. Burial will be in Sugar Hi ...

Jackson

Claudine Culpepper, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Claudine Culpepper, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed way on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.Funeral Services will be announced by Evans Fune ...
Mrs. Frances Claudine Culpepper, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed way on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Mrs. Culpepper, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, Robert Toy W ...

White

Billy Arrendale, 84, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Billy Arrendale, age 84 of Cleveland. Mr. Arrendale passed away Wednesday, April 01, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medica ...
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.