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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 23rd, 2009

Habersham

Lawrence C. Franklin, 93, Mt. Airy
Lawrence C. Franklin, age 93 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on February 05 ...

Hall

Geraldine Jarrard, 63, Gainesville
Geraldine Jarrard, age 63, of Broome Road, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in New Mexico following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
John T. Davis, 48, Atlanta
John T. Davis, 48 of Atlanta, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, June 23rd. He was born in Neptune, NJ and lived in Florida before moving to Atlanta.John was the Owner ...
Reverend William Shane Wilson, age 49, of Westmoreland Road, Lula, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral ...

Jackson

Frank Clay Gilbert, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Frank Clay Gilbert, age 71, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. He was born on August 6, 1937, in Jackson County, ...
Karen Rae Elrod, 58, Hoschton
Karen Rae Elrod, age 58, of Thomas Drive, Hoschton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funer ...

White

Jesse Roy Lewis, 89, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jesse Roy Lewis, age 89 of Cleveland. Mr. Lewis passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...
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.