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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 22nd, 2009

Banks

George Ellis Crane, 54, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for George Ellis Crane age 54 of Maysville, Ga. who died Sept. 22, 2009. Survivors include his wife Jan Cooper Crane of the home, mother Frei ...
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Barrow

Sandra C. Caruana, 66, Monroe, formerly of Bethlehem, Ga
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2009 in the Wardâ

Forsyth

Charles Louis Grunenwald, 80, Marietta
Charles Louis Grunenwald, 80, of Marietta, GA died on September 22, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. Born on March 4, 1929 in Kingston, NY, he was the son of the late John and Fra ...

Habersham

Mellie Ward Thomas, 86, Baldwin
Mellie Ward Thomas, age 86, of Baldwin, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Born in Hall County, GA on May 23, 1923, she was the daughter of Fred and Winnie Jackson Ward ...

Hall

Johnny C. Hatcher, 75, Gainesville
Johnny C. Hatcher, age 75, of Marbleridge Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral servi ...
Mary Kay Cooper, inf, Gainesville
Mary Kay Cooper, infant daughter of John O. and Pam Williams Cooper of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Little Mary Kay was born in Hall County, GA. She wa ...

Union

Mark Alan King, 47, Blairsville
Mr. Mark Alan King, age 47 of Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009.He was born August 29, 1962 in Boston, MA, the son of Charles W. King Jr. and Barbara Munro Ki ...

White

Lou Ella Martin, 76, Cleveland
Lou Ella Martin, age 76, of Head Lane, Cleveland, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
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.