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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 20th, 2009

Forsyth

Barry Edward Wilson, 62, Cumming
Barry Edward Wilson, age 62,was born June 6, 1946 to Dr. Robert O. Wilson and Edythe Wilson in Greenville, Ohio. Barry attended Greenville High School, Tri State University and Wr ...
Mrs. Jackie Cyrus Doddridge, age 75 of Forsyth County, formerly of West Virginia, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009. Mrs. Doddridge was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. ...
Martha Hansard, 92, Cumming
Mrs. Martha Hansard, age 92 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009. She was a life long resident of Forsyth County and a charter member of Bethelview United Methodist Chur ...

Gwinnett

Warren P. Williams, 75, Lawrenceville
Warren P. Williams, age 75 of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009. A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gard ...

Hall

Jeffrey Campbell, 51, Gainesville
Funeral services for Jeffrey Campbell, age 51, of Gainesville will be at 2:00 PM Saturday May 23,2009 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Alta Vista Cemetery. T ...
Richard E. â, 91, Gainesville
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Jackson

Lessie Skelton Cooper, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lessie Skelton Cooper, age 82, of Jefferson who passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.Mrs. Cooper, a native of Jackson County, was ...

Lumpkin

Dolly Lemley Taylor, 65, Dahlonega
Dolly Lemley Taylor, age 65, died May 20, 2009 in Brunswick, GA.Dolly was born May 24, 1943 to Homer Jacob Lemley and Mamie Lue Sullens Lemley. She was preceded in death by her par ...

White

Freeman Gibbs, 66, Cleveland
Freeman Gibbs, age 66 of Cleveland passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main St. S.W. Gainesville.
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.