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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 2nd, 2010

Forsyth

Gerald Wayne Eaker, 52, Cumming
Mr. Gerald Wayne Eaker, SPHR, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, age 52 of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009.He was preceded in death by his father, Willi ...
Ira Thomas (Tom) Layfield, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on January 1, 2010. He was born in Milledgeville, GA on October 5, 1924.A graduate of Georgia Military College in Milledg ...
Jordan Woods, 22, Cumming
Jordan Woods, 22, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2010. Although Jordanâ

Gwinnett

Mrs. Ila Kathleen Fisher, 83, Braselton
Mrs. Ila Kathleen Fisher, age 83 of Braselton, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park south Funeral Home and Cemetery,4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Bra ...

Habersham

Patrick Stephen Brine, 78, Cornelia
Patrick Stephen Brine, age 78, of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 02, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Woodlands Park, England o ...

Hall

Betty Jo Gooch, 79, Gainesville
Betty Jo Gooch, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2010, at the Oaks at Limestone Nursing Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January ...
Dorothy Nell Jones, 67, Gainesville
Dorothy Nell Jones, age 67, of Craig Place, Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services ...
Myrtice Ella Foster, 83, Gainesville
Myrtice Ella Foster, 83, of Gainesville died Friday, January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 4, 2010 ...

Jackson

Johnnie Kenneth Ramey, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Johnnie Kenneth Ramey, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2010. Mr. Ramey was born on March 27, 1943 in Cat ...

Lumpkin

James D. Thomason, 86, 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

Dorothea M. Maxwell, 92, Helen
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Dorothea M. Maxwell age 92 of Helen. Mrs. Maxwell passed away Saturday January 2, 2010 at Gateway Nursing Home followi ...
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.