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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 14th, 2013

Dawson

Bobby Gene Mowen, 80, Daswonville
Mr. Bobby Gene Mowen, age 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dece ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Nell Greshman, 91, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Dorothy Nell Gresham, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Gresham. She is survived by her chi ...

Hall

Betty Mae Todd Hoyt, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Mae Todd Hoyt, age 87 of Gainesville, Georgia went home to see her Lord, and her husband on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Hoyt liv ...
Bobbie Jean Beach, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Bobbie Jean Beach, 79 of Gainesville died Saturday December 14, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A native of Cherokee County, Mrs. Beach had lived in Hall County f ...
Doug Meeks, 84, Gainesville
Doug Meeks

Jackson

Roger Doug Meeks, 84, Braselton
Roger Doug Meeks, age 84 of Braselton, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Summers Landing - Limestone following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wedne ...
Walter McRay 'Mac' Lentz, 68, Cashiers, NC, formerly Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter McRay "Mac" Lentz, Sr., age 68 of Cashiers, North Carolina, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Fri ...
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.