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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 2nd, 2009

Hall

Dorothy Dean Smith Skinner, 91, Gainesville
Dorothy Dean Smith Skinner, age 91 of Stephens Road, Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Fu ...
Helen Elizabeth Coffelt, 83, Gainesville
Helen Elizabeth Coffelt, 83, of Gainesville passed away August 2, 2009. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gaine ...
Jeanne Lander Cornelssen, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Jeanne Lander Cornelssen, age 81, of Gainesville, died Sunday, August 2, 2009. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Ga. 30542 ...

Jackson

Mr. Michael Andrew Carron, age 53 of Jefferson, Georgia died Sunday, August 2, 2009 from injuries sustained in a motorcyle accident. Mike was born in Auburn, Alabama, the son of ...
Thomas Woodrow Murphy, 94, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Woodrow Murphy, age 94, of Pendergrass, who passed away on August 2, 2009. Mr. Murphy was born on March 22, 1915 in Jackson Cou ...

Lumpkin

Ricky Simonds, 46, Dahlonega
Mr. Ricky Simonds, age 46, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday August 2, 2009.Mr. Simonds was born in Pickens County, GA June 1, 1963 and had lived in Dawson and Lumpkin Counties for most ...
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.