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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 18th, 2013

Forsyth

Bob Mason, 57, Cumming
Bob Mason, age 57, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013. Bob was a loving and devoted father and friend. A beloved teacher for 30 years at Forsyth Central High School, ...
Katie Glover Emerson, 39, Cumming
Katie Glover Emerson, 39, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend went home to her Savior on Friday, October 18th, 2013. Her passing was sudden and unexpected to her frie ...

Gwinnett

Ricky E. McDaniel, 52, Buford
Mr. Ricky E. McDaniel, age 52, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, A. G. and Ferrell Higgins McDaniel; and brother, Sco ...

Hall

Mildred W. Roper, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Mildred W. Roper, 87 of Gainesville died Friday October 18, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Roper was the daughter of th ...
Phillip David Garrison, age 54 of Lula, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedul ...

Jackson

Mamie Joyce Hill, 63, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mamie Joyce Jackson Hill, age 63, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. Mrs. Hill was born in Commerce, GA, ...
Narcy Ginn, 103, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Narcy Turk Ginn, age 103, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. Mrs. Ginn was born in Jackson County, a daughter ...

Lumpkin

Billy Thompson Hardman, 87, Dahlonega
Billy Thompson Hardman, 87, the first pioneer in tourism for Georgia, the Southeast and the U.S., died October 18, 2013 in Gainesville, Georgia not far from his adopted hometown of ...
Inez Dixie Byers Elliott, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Inez Dixie Byers Elliott, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013.Mrs. Elliott was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where she spent 66 years of mar ...
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.