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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 16th, 2013

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Phil Floyd, 63, Auburn
Mr. Phil Floyd, age 63, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Lamar Floyd; and stepson, Joey Waters. He is survived by his s ...

Dawson

Melissa Seabolt Conner Padgett, 33, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away peacefully at her home Monday April 15, 2013 following an extended illness.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpki ...

Forsyth

Wilburn Collier, 82, Cumming
Wilburn Collier, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Embracing Hospice, Cumming, GA. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Cumming V ...

Gwinnett

Amy Courtney Jones, 43, Suwanee
Amy Courtney Jones, 43, of Suwanee, passed away on April 16, 2013. Amy, born and raised in Atlanta, GA, graduated from the University of North Georgia. She is survived by her hus ...
Bessie Penland, 89, Lawrenceville
Miss Bessie Penland, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Doris Powell, Dacula, GA; grandson, A. J. Powell, Dacula, ...
Fred Mauritz, 67, Buford
Mr. Fred Mauritz, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Mauritz; and brothers, Jack Mauritz and David Mauritz. ...
Gloria Barton Carter, 64, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Gloria Barton Carter, age 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Barton and Virginia Clark; and sisters, ...

Habersham

Charles Heaton, 76, Demorest
Charles William Heaton, age 76 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his residence. Born March 16, 1937 in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Marion and Al ...
Maggie Jeanette Allen, age 71 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at her residence. Ms. Allen was born November 26, 1941 in Hall County to Thelma Stevens Elliot and the la ...

Hall

Bruce Riley Burton, 45, Mt Airy
Funeral services for Bruce Riley Burton, age 45, of Mt. Airy will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM, from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friend ...
Mr. Clarence Michael (Mike) Harrison, age 71, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 following an extended illness.A celebration of life service will be held ...
Danny Wade, 43, Gainesville
Danny Wade, age 43, of Gainesville (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013.Danny was a member of Daves Creek Baptist Church where he was a licensed minister. He loved ...
Edward Milam Ayers, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Milam Ayers, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Mr. Ayers was born in Atlanta, GA, a son to the ...
Elton Jeffery Hawkins, 56, Gillsville
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday April 19, 2013 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Elton Jeffery Hawkins, 56, of Gillsville, GA. Rev. Marshal Dale will officiate and B ...
Gloria Gale Nash Ray, 66, Gainesville
Gloria Gale Nash Ray, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
James Earl Cranford, 77, Gainesville
James Earl Cranford, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2 ...
Shigeru Tom Fujiki, 93, Flowery Branch
Shigeru Tom Fujiki age 93 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be sc ...

Jackson

Doris Lee Watson Turner, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Lee Watson Turner, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Mrs. Turner was born in Jackson County, a ...

Other

Barbara Waldrep Fuller, 80, Inverness, Fl.
Barbara Waldrep Fuller, 80, of Inverness, Florida passed away on April 13th,2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She succumbed to long term diabetes and a paralyzing str ...
Michael Charles Shumake, 60, Stockbridge, Ga.
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Michael Charles Shumake, age 60, of Stockbridge, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Mr. Shumake was born in Commerce, GA, ...
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.