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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2010

Banks

Juno O. Samples, 80, Homer
Juno Wilford Samples, age 80 of Homer, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to an extended illness. Funera ...

Forsyth

Duane Hodges Simms, Jr., age 62, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at his home. He was born in Atlanta on March 7, 1947 and is preceded in death by his father, Du ...
Farrell Miller, 88, Alpharetta
Farrell Miller, age 88 of Alpharetta, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at Roswell United Methodist Church in the C ...
Peggy Ann Burgess, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Peggy Ann Burgess, age 77, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. She was a member of Deer Creek Shore Presbyterian Church and was proceeded in death by her hus ...

Hall

Annette Algard Haney, 73, of Flowery Branch, GA died at Northside Forsyth Hospital on January 1, 2010. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie V. Webb. ...
Myrtice E. Foster, 83, Gainesville
Myrtice E. Foster, 83 of Gainesville died Friday January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a brief illness. The family will receive friends on Sunday January ...
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, 87, Flowery Branch
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, age 87, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. ...
Woodie Neal Byrd, 95, Gainesville
Woodie Neal Byrd, age 95, of Gainesville, Ga died Saturday, December 26, 2009. She is survived by her sons Randy (Celia Brawner) Byrd of Gainesville, GA, Donald (Jan) Byrd of San D ...

Lumpkin

James D. Thomason, NA, Dahlonega
James D. Thomason, died Janaury 1, 2010 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.Mr. Thomason was born on January 11, 1923 in Arab, Alabama, son of the late Samuel and Tommie ...

White

Mrs. Minerva Ward, 90, Cleveland
Mrs. Minerva Eleanor Ward, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Friday January 1, 2010 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. Mrs. Ward was born May 30, 1919 in Washington, D.C. to the late ...
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.