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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 26th, 2009

Banks

Alda Latrey Williams Moody, age 92, of Alto, Georgia, died Friday, June 26, 2009 at a private care facility. Mrs. Moody was born on February 4, 1917 in Habersham County, Georgia to ...

Dawson

Charles Rodney Cash, 46, Dawsonville
Charles Rodney Cash, 46, of Dawsonville passed away peacefully on Friday June 26, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Mr. Cash had l ...

Forsyth

Danny Hicks, 51, Cumming
Rev. Danny Hicks, age 51 of Cumming, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009. Danny was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and a former Pastor of Buffington Baptist Church. He was So ...
Mac Cleveland Holbrook, 68, Cumming
Mr. Mac Cleveland Holbrook, age 68 of Cumming, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009. He was a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, De ...

Habersham

John Paul Tomblin, 76, Demorest
Ret. MSgt John Paul Tomblin, age 76 of Demorest, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Sand Fork, West Virgi ...
Memorial services for Kenneth Harold Bower, Sr., age 84, of Demorest, will be held Friday, July 10, 2009, at 9:00 AM, from St. Mark Catholic Church.Mr. Bower passed away June 26, 2 ...

Hall

Emmanuel Drew Holland, 21, Gainesville
Emmanuel Drew Holland, age 21, passed away June 26, 2009 at the North East GeorgiaMedical Center following a sudden illness. He was born July 20, 1987 in Gainesville, Ga.He was a s ...
Shirley Strong, 79, Gainesville
Shirley Grogan Strong passed away Friday June 26, 2009, after valiantly battling cancer. Shirley was born in Dawson County, the daughter of the late Homer and Anice Grogan. Her col ...

White

Emmett Lamar King, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Emmett Lamar King, age 65, of Cleveland, Ga. died Friday June 26, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga.Mr. King was a native of Anniston, Alabama who had lived ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.