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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 22nd, 2009

Forsyth

Annie Laura Smith, 91, Cumming
Miss. Annie Laura Smith, age 91 of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and an avid quilter. She was preceded in death by he ...
Helene Daville, 77, Stockbridge
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Helene Daville, 77, of Stockbridge. Services will be announced at a later date and will be held in St. Marys, Ga.
Winnie Mae Picklesimer, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Winnie Mae Picklesimer, age 85 of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dolphus Picklesimer, Jr., parents, John and Mattie ...

Habersham

Harold E. Campbell Jr, 87, Clarkesville
Harold E. Campbell Jr., age 87 of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009. Mr. Campbell was born in Conway, New Hampshire on November 29, 1921 to the late Harold E. Ca ...
Robert "Jack" Tatum, 92, Demorest
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest announces the death of Reverend Robert "Jack" Tatum who died at his residence at Magnolia Hill Assisted Living in Demorest ...

Hall

Bronson Davidson, 82, Flowery Branch
Bronson Davidson, age 82 of Union Church Road, Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at New Horizonâ
Effie Mae Sullens, 69, Gainesville
Effie Mae Sullens, age 69 of Stallworth Street, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Glenn Henry (Buddy) Dyer, 68, Gainesville
Glenn Henry (Buddy) Dyer age 68 of Harmony Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral ...
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.