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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 9th, 2011

Dawson

Martha Mezick, 75, Dawsonville
Martha Mezick, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 9, 2011 following an extended illness.Born December 2, 1935 in Rabun County to the late Wesley and Lola Stubblefield, s ...

Forsyth

Lonnie Inez Heard, 93, Cumming
Lonnie Inez Heard age 93 passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011. She had been a resident of Forsyth County for the past 38 years. She was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. She was pr ...

Habersham

John Kimsey Stephens, age 89, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.Mr. Stephens was born on May 21, 1922, in Hall County, Georgia, to the late Johnny K. and Flo ...

Hall

Janeze Faulkner Nalley, 79, Gainesville
Janeze Faulkner Nalley, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Northwoods Retirement Home in Dahlonega, following an extended illness.Funeral services are ...
Bonnie Jean Hanson, age 59, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966
Jasen Lee Reynolds, 34, Gainesville
Jasen Lee Reynolds age 34, Gainesville. Graveside 1:30p.m. Thursday Alta Vista Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville.
Rose Mary Hocking, 71, Dahlonega
Rose Mary Hocking, 71, Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, August 09, 2011 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date.Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, ...
Sarah Major Jenkins, 65, Mableton, formerly of Hall Co.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at Cools Springs Baptist Church for Mrs. Sarah Major Jenkins, 65, of Mableton, who passed away Tuesday, August 9, 20 ...
Thelma McNeal McGinnis, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma McNeal McGinnis, age 96, of Gainesville, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and family, Tuesday, August 09, 2011, following an extended illness. Funeral services a ...

Jackson

Lena Rosemary A. Menzia, 70, Commerce
Mrs. Lena Rosemary A. Menzia, age 70, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Menzia was born in Jackson County to the late Jack and Edna M ...

White

Fannie Lee Gravitt, 84, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Fannie Lee Gravitt, 84, of Sautee-Nacoochee. Mrs. Gravitt passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at Northeast Georgia ...
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.