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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 15th, 2009

Forsyth

Charles Edward Sciortino, age 77, of Cumming, GA died on August 15, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. He was preceded in death by his son, Darryl Sciortino. Mr. Sciortino served in ...
Hulet David Nation, 51, Cumming
Hulet David Nation, 51, of Cumming, GA died on August 15, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Carroll County, GA, he was the son of the late Hulet Dorsey Nation and Grace ...
Urdis Ellison, 99, Cumming
Mrs. Urdis Ellison, age 99 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009. She was born in Atlanta, GA on July 18, 1910. Mrs. Ellison is survived by two daughters; six gra ...

Habersham

Betty Ruth Cotton Patton, 72, Cornelia
Betty Ruth Cotton Patton, age 72, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at her residence. Born in Franklin County, GA on June 4, 1937, she was the daughter of th ...

Hall

Barbara Roberts May, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in the Wardâ
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of William Herbert Allen, 91, who passed away August 15, 2009 at a private nursing home.Memorial Park Funeral Home in charge of arran ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Venable "Big Mama" Howington, age 75 of Jefferson who passed away at her residence on Saturday evening, August 15, ...

Lumpkin

Linda Patterson Harkins, 60, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Patterson Harkins, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday August 15, 2009, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.Mrs. Hark ...

White

Fannie Ruth Kastner, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Fannie Ruth Kastner, age 90 of Cleveland. Mrs. Kastner passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Habersham County Med ...
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.