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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 18th, 2013

Gwinnett

Mrs. Minnie Hesling Kilpatrick passed away peacefully December 18, 2013 in Suwanee, Georgia. She was born in Savannah, Georgia on February 19, 1925 to Laura Meitzler Hesling and R ...
Zachary Kegan Bisiar, 16, Buford
Zachary Kegan Bisiar, age 16 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...

Habersham

Mary Iantha Tench Wilson, age 93, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.Mrs. Wilson was born in Alto, Georgia on October 24, 1920, to the late Leonard and Ma ...

Hall

Edward Helton, Sr., 83, Gainesville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday December 20, 2013 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Edward Helton Sr., age 83 of Gainesville. The family will receive ...

Lumpkin

Helen Marie Flory, 84, Dahlonega
Helen Marie Flory, age 84, passed away on December 17, 2013, after losing her battle with cancer. She passed peacefully in her home in Dahlonega surrounded by family. Helen was bo ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lonnie Leroy "Sonny" Williamson, age 74 of Athens, Georgia, (Redstone Community) who entered into rest Wednesday, December 1 ...
Robert Sherman Woodruff, 68, Alpharetta
Robert Sherman Woodruff, age 68, of Alpharetta, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Carter Woodruff. Survivors include his daughter ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.