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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 24th, 2013

Gwinnett

Helen Reddish Mathis, 66, Buford
Helen Reddish Mathis, age 66, of Carl, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-one years, Billy ...
Myrle Lee Human, 80, Buford
Myrle Lee Human, age 80 of Buford, GA entered into rest on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on January 26, 1933. He had resided in Atlanta for most of hi ...

Hall

Craig Thomas Schnepper, 54, Flowery Branch
_______________________________ Mr. Craig Thomas Schnepper, age 54, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, ...
Gary Edward Gunter, 57, Lula
Gary Edward Gunter, age 57, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.Mr. Gunter was born in Gastonia, North Carolina on June 16, 1956, to Mary Sue Bradley Gunter, ...
Nell Robinson Smalley, 88, Gainesville
Nell Robinson Smalley died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. on December 24, 2013. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Alva and ...

Jackson

Claire Riley Drew, 71, Commerce
Mrs. Clair Riley Drew age 71 of Commerce died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Drew was born in Americus, GA to the late, Sam and Thelma Richards ...

Other

Ollie Chastain Brooks, 92, of Bogart Georgia, passed away on December 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband, Durrell "Buck" Brooks, parents, Henry & Sara Jac ...
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.