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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 20th, 2013

Forsyth

Gerald Francis Keane, 89, Cumming
Gerald Francis Keane, or Gerry as everyone knew him, was a first generation son of Irish parents who came over to the United States in the early 20th Century. Born on December 18, ...
Ivan Lee Martin, 82, Cumming
Ivan Lee Martin, age 82 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was a license Baptist Minister for 52 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He ...

Gwinnett

Lloyd A. Peterson, 87, Suwanee
Mr. Lloyd A. Peterson, age 87, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Fran Peterson, Suwanee, GA; children, Sus ...

Hall

Addie Shea, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Addie Shea, age 89, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Shea was born March 7, 1 ...
James Winfred 'Wint' Smith, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Winfred "Wint" Smith, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m ...
Mildred Helen Thompson, 90, South Carolina, formerly Gainesville
Mildred Helen Thompson, age 90 of South Carolina, formerly Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Manna Health & Rehab Center in Pickens, South Ca ...

Jackson

Keith Alan Kles, 52, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Keith Alan Kles, 52, of Jefferson Ga., who passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Mr. Kles was ...
Martha Geraldine Mathis, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Martha Geraldine Mathis, age 90, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Mathis was born in Commerce to the late Marion Fletcher and Eunice ...

Lumpkin

Philip 'Brandon' Hobbs, 39, Dahlonega
Philip "Brandon" Hobbs, a 10-year resident of Dahlonega, went to Heaven to be with his mother Patricia Karen Hobbs on November 20, 2013. Brandon, 39, was born in Patuxent ...

Other

Lucky Joe Dills, 67, Lakemont, Ga.
Lucky Joe Dills, 67, of Lakemont, GA passed away at his residence Wednesday, November 20, 2013.He was born in Macon County, North Carolina, and was the son of Hazel Dills who prece ...
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.