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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 25th, 2009

Forsyth

Karen Brooks, 59, Alpharetta
Ms. Karen Brooks, age 59 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009. A native of Houston, Ms. Brooks was a member of St. Columbaâ

Gwinnett

Max F. Samples, 70, Buford
Max F. Samples, age 70, of Buford, GA died suddenly Tuesday, August 25, 2009.Funeral service will be held Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, Bufor ...

Hall

Edward Martin Meyers, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Edward Martin Meyers, Jr., age 82 of Flowery Branch, Georgia, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009. Mr. Meyers has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.Hamil ...
Michael John Kelly, 64, Gainesville
Michael John Kelly, age 64 of Cameron Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Donald Harold Swan, 60, Commerce
Donald Swan, age 60, of Buckeye Trails Drive, Commerce, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

Virginia Ethel Brown, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Virginia Ethel Brown, age 81 of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Samuel Brown. Survivors include her son ...
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.