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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 22nd, 2009

Banks

James Lee Passmore, 72, Homer
James Lee Passmore, age 72 of Chatham Road, Homer, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at BJC Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are sche ...
Monta Caudell Meeler, age 93, of Homer, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Mrs. Meeler was born on July 31, 1915 in Homer, GA to the late P.G. Caudell Sr. and Gladys Bell ...

Dawson

C. Robert â, 67, Dawsonville
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Evelyn Ruth Banner, 91, Dawsonville
Evelyn Ruth Banner, 91, of Dawsonville, GA died on April 22, 2009 in Gainesville, GA. The daughter of the late Elizabeth and Lawrence Childers, she was also predeceased by her bel ...

Forsyth

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Gwinnett

Larry E. Lowery, Sr., 68, Lawrenceville
Mr. Larry E. Lowery, Sr., age 68 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009 following an extended illness. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and also an ordained ...

Habersham

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Rena Fennell Ludwig, age 88, of Cornelia who passed away Monday, April 20, 2009 at her residence follow ...

Hall

James Melvin King, 65, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Melvin King, age 65 of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He was a member of Four Mile Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, L ...
John E. Thaxton, Jr., 83, Gainesville
John E. Thaxton, Jr. age 83 of Gainesville passed awayTuesday at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Thaxton was born in Georgia, and worked as a SecurityGuard. He served his ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Maria Gloria Sanchez Vibanco, age 54, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Mrs. Vibanco, born in Mexico, was a dau ...
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.