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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 16th, 2013

Forsyth

Betty Jean Dempsey, 79, Cumming
Betty Jean Dempsey, age 79, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013. She was a member of North Roswell Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Frank Dempsey of C ...
Estlene Stanford, 86, Cumming
Estlene Stanford, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013. She was the oldest member of Roanoke Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus ...
Norman Ray Hilburn, 74, Cumming
Norman Ray Hilburn, 74, of Cumming, GA passed away on November 16, 2013. He was the son of the late Jewel and Charles Roberts. He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda Hilburn of ...
Willie Frank Tinsley, 77, Cumming
Willie Frank Tinsley, 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on November 16th, 2103. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 from the ...

Habersham

James Russell Sexton, 68, Mt. Airy
James Russell Sexton, age 68, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Mr. Sexton was born on January 12, 1945, in Dearborn, Michigan; son to the late Will ...

Hall

Edna Nell Chapman, 92, Gainesville
Edna Nell McFalls Chapman, age 92 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, ...
Michael Wayne Greene, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Wayne Greene, 66 of Gainesville died Saturday November 16, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday November 21 ...

White

Wirtha Morgan, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Wirtha Morgan, age 86 of Cleveland. Wirtha passed away peacefully Saturday, November 16, 2013.Funeral services are ...
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.