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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 26th, 2011

Forsyth

William R. (W.R.) Hyder, born May 28, 1927 died January 26, 2011 at age 83. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father Riley Hyder; mother and ...

Habersham

Mary Caroline Cargill, 85, Demorest
Mary Caroline Cargill, age 85, passed away peacefully in Demorest, Georgia on January 26, 2011. She was born in Columbus, Georgia on June 21, 1925 to the late Walter Hurt Cargill, ...

Hall

Clark Earle Mecum, 100, Gainesville
Clark Earle Mecum, 100, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mr. Mecum was born in Surrey, Warren County, Illinois on February 16, 1910. Clark was the son of C ...
Fulton Alex Armour, 69, Lula
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Fulton Alex Armour, 69, of Riverdale, GA, formerly of Lula. Complete arrangements to be announced by Little & Davenp ...

Lumpkin

Cecil Harold Ferguson, 69, Dahlonega
Cecil Harold Ferguson, 69 of Dahlonega, GA passed away January 26, 2011. Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 29, 2011 at 2pm and visitation beforehand at 1pm until 2pm.

White

Alfred E. Smith, 89, Cleveland
Alfred E. Smith, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Friendship Health Care in Cleveland, Georgia following an extended illness. Funeral services wi ...
Mr. P. Parks Duncan, 78, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. P. Parks Duncan, age 78, of Cleveland.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Alexander Funeral ...
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.