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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 19th, 2013

Forsyth

Dolores Liss Weinbender, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. Dolores was born in Columbus, Nebraska. She was an active member of the Catholic Church of The ...
Katherine Blanos, 91, Johns Creek
Katherine Blanos fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at her home on 11220 Linbrook Lane in Johns Creek, GA. She was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late James an ...

Habersham

Carolyn Merita Waters, 72, Commerce
Mrs. Carolyn Merita Waters, age 72 of Commerce died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Waters was born in Royston to the late, Claude and Effie Baker Brookshire. M ...
Colleen Harrison Wheeler, 57, Demorest
Colleen Harrison Wheeler, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Wheeler was b ...
Floyd Lee Sellers, Jr., 76, Cornelia
Floyd Lee Sellers, Jr., age 76, of Cornelia, lost his battle to cancer on October 19, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.Born on March 20, 1937 in Habersham County, he wa ...

Hall

James G. Humphrey, Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. James G. Humphrey, Sr., (Jim) (Paw Paw) passed away October 19, 2013 at the Oaks at Limestone, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Funeral services are planne ...
Jerry Lee Lance, 65, Gillsville
Jerry Lee Lance, age 65 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at ...

Lumpkin

Terry Cornelious Rowe, 72, Dahlonega
Terry Cornelious Rowe, 72 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 after a short illness at his residence. He was originally from Joanna, SC. He was transfe ...

White

Lester M. Hammontree, 94, Cleveland
Lester M. Hammontree, age 94 of Ashburn, GA formerly of Cleveland, GA, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...
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.