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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 22nd, 2011

Dawson

Robert P. Sparrow, 84, Dawsonville
Robert P. Sparrow, 84, of Dawsonville passed away quietly on Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.Born January 24, 1926 in Smyrna, Georgia to the lat ...

Forsyth

Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, 78, Cumming
Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Wilson and daughters Kathy and Patty Wils ...

Habersham

Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, Cornelia
Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.Born May 3, 1948 in Banks County she was a d ...
William L. Fain, 67, Demorest
William L. Fain, age 67, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Mr. Fain was born on December 19, 1943, i ...

Hall

Annie Sullens, 69, Gainesville
Annie Sullens, 69, of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 2 ...
Ben H. Voyles, 75, Douglasville
Ben H. Voyles, 75, of Douglasville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born September 9, 1935 in Dawson County to the late Lewis an ...
Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, 82, Elberton
Mr. Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, Sr., age 82, of Elberton, formerly of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. Mr. Smith was born January 18, 1929 in DeQueen, AR and ...
William Henry "Edwin" Elliott was born June 18, 1922 in Dawson County, GA and moved to Hall County at age 9.Edwin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at age 14, ...

Rabun

James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, St. Simons
James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, of St. Simons Island, GA died January 22, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Pleasants was born on August 17, 1936 in Tiger, Georgia. He graduated from Rabun C ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.