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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 28th, 2013

Dawson

Wanda P. Wiggins, 57, Dawsonville
Wanda P. Wiggins, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 28, 2013 following an extended illness.Born June 30, 1956 in Cartersville, Georgia, she lived most of her life in ...

Habersham

58, 58, Cornelia
Mrs. Diane Fair, age 58, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness.Diane was born in Lumpki ...
Cora Puckett Thompson Whiteside, age 88, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013.Mrs. Whiteside was born on November 25, 1925 in Banks County, Georgia; daughter ...
John Wesley Lockman, 58, Mount Airy
Mr. John Wesley Lockman, age 58, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will b ...

Hall

Edna (Aiken) Morris, 76, Murrayville
Mrs. Edna (Aiken) Morris, age 76, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical CenterFuneral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Mon ...
Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson, 61, Gainesville
Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Memorial services are scheduled fo ...
Robert William Braff, 84, Gainesville
Robert William Braff, 84, died peacefully on Saturday December 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Bob was born in Duluth, Minnesota on August 8, 1929, the ...

Jackson

Nettie McWilliams, 91, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Nettie Mae Hughes McWilliams, 91, of Commerce who passed away on Saturday at the Northridge Rehab Center in Commerce. Born in C ...

Other

Horace Sweatman, 72, Royston
Mr. Horace Sweatman, age 72, of Royston passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Mr. Sweatman was born December 21, 1941 in Forsyth County, Georgia to Vernice Sweatman and the l ...

Rabun

Michael Allison, Dillard
Michael "Mike" Andrew Allison, of Dillard, Georgia passed away December 27, 2013 at Angel Medical Center.Mike better known as "Biggun" was born in Myrtle Creek, ...

White

Jeffery Ricky Voyles, 54, Cleveland
Jeffery Ricky Voyles, age 54 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Athens Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
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.