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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 5th, 2013

Dawson

Donald Ramey, 75, Dawsonville
Donald Ramey, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 5, 2013 at his residence following a short illness.Born January 4, 1938 in Buford, Georgia to the late Cicero and Ada ...

Forsyth

Elaine Layfield, 90, Cumming
Elaine Layfield, 90, joined her beloved husband, Tom Layfield, on January 5, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Richard and Steven Layfield; daughters Kathy Moreland and Pegi Fitto ...

Gwinnett

Gene Bozeman Waddy, 85, Suwanee
Mrs. Gene Bozeman Waddy, age 85, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Mrs. Waddy was born April 18, 1927 in Atlanta, GA. She was a 1945 graduate of Girls High S ...
Jesse Dean Cheek, 84, Buford
Jesse Dean Cheek, age 84 of Warner Robins, GA died Saturday, January 5, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Central Baptist Church. Visitat ...
Ruth A. Cropper, 91, Buford
Mrs. Ruth A. Cropper, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeMoyne Cropper. She is survived by her children, Na ...

Habersham

Emma Marie Cox, 73, Clarkesville
Emma Marie Cox, age 73, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at a local area hospital following an extended illness. Miss Cox was born on February 1, ...

Hall

Joyce E. Godfrey, 84, Gainesville
Joyce Eugenia Willis Godfrey, long-time resident of Gainesville, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Morningside Assisted Living, where she had resided for two years. Joyce was bo ...
Willie Gene Nalley, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Willie Gene Nalley, 75 of Gainesville died Saturday January 5, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little ...

Jackson

Peggy K. Sanders, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Peggy K. Sanders, 78, of Jefferson, Ga., passed away January 5, 2013.Mrs. Sanders was born in Jefferson, South Carolina, a daughter o ...

Lumpkin

Meryl H. Hollis, 90, Dahlonega
Meryl H. Hollis, age 90, passed away on January 5th at her residence following a brief illness.Mrs. Hollis was born on September 28, 1922 in Willie, (Liberty County) Georgia to Jam ...
Virgin Dyer Doyle, 103, Dahlonega
VIRGIN DYER DOYLE, age 103, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 5th, 2013, at her home in Dahlonega.She was a native of Lumpkin County and was born on March 5th, 1909, and the ...

Other

Bobby Hayes, 56, Monroe
Bobby Hayes, age 56, of Monroe passed away Saturday , January 5, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...
Shannon Brian Hoxit, 39, Danielsville
Mr. Shannon Brian Hoxit, age 39, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, January 05, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Hoxit was born in Westminster, SC to Terri Anne Hoxit of Commerce. He w ...

White

Edith Mary Ledford, 84, Cleveland
Mrs. Edith Mary Ledford age 84 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 05, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Ledford was born in White County the daughter of the la ...
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.