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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 23rd, 2009

Forsyth

David T. Payne, 77, Cumming
David T. Payne, age 77 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Graveside Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009 in Sturgis, South Dakota at ...
Grace Sherman, inf, Cumming
Miss Grace Sherman, infant daughter of Mike and Stephanie Sherman of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Graveside Services will be held at Sawnee View Ga ...
Patrick A. â, 85, Marietta
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Gwinnett

William W. Funk, 84, Sugar Hill
William W. Funk of Sugar Hill, Georgia, a loving husband and father, 84 years old, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at Northside Hospital in Cumming, Georgia. Mr. Funk ...

Hall

Carolyn Ann Conner, 64, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church for Carolyn Ann Conner, 64, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in the chur ...
John Waitzel Hood, 93, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009 at New Hope United Methodist Church for John Waitzel Hood, 93, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in the ...

Jackson

Monteen Garmon Green, 81, Maysville
Mrs. Monteen Garmon Green, age 81, of Maysville, passed away on September 23, 2009.Mrs. Green, born in Gwinnett County, was a daughter of the late, Willie Garmon and the late, Clyd ...
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.