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Local Obits for Thu. May 16th, 2013

Banks

Lola Mae Moss Maney, 97, Homer
Lola Mae Moss Maney, age 97 of Homer, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013. Born in Banks County on February 16, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo and Ida Payne Moss. She w ...

Dawson

Wiley Mezick, 64, Dawsonville
Wiley Mezick, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday May 16, 2013 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born August 4, 1948 in LaGrange, Georgia to the late Jack ...

Forsyth

Amber Nichole Barton, 37, Cumming
Amber Nichole Barton, age 37, of Cumming, went to Heaven, Thursday, May 16, 2013. She is an angel now in heaven with her father, Jerry Leon Barton. Amber is preceded in death by he ...
Teresa "Terri" Hawkins Perry, age 52, Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Hawkins, and her sister, Lynn Bro ...

Habersham

Eva Lucile Wilson Propes, 87, Cornelia
Eva Lucile Wilson Propes, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center after a period of declining health. Mrs. Propes was born ...
Frances S. Phillips, 81, Cornelia
Frances S. Phillips, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at a local area hospital following a sudden illness. Mrs. Phillips was born on March 20, 1 ...

Hall

J. D. Loggins, 92, New Holland
J. D. Loggins age, 92 of New Holland, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Northeast Georgia medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral se ...
Mary Eleanor Miller, 87, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Mary Eleanor Miller, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, James P. Miller. She is survi ...

Lumpkin

Vivian Lee Murphy Miles, 49, Dahlonega
Vivian Lee Murphy Miles, age 49, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, May 16, 2013 after a short battle with cancer.Vivian was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was an event co ...

Other

Daniel Joseph Ryan, 90, Alpharetta
Daniel Joseph Ryan, 90, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Alpharetta, Ga. He was born in Jersey City, NJ on November 17, 1922. He served in World War II in the 98th Division ...

White

Angelee Hicks, 87, Cleveland
Angelee Zora Hicks, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Mrs. Hicks was born August 17, 1925 in Cleveland, GA to the late Holtzie and ...
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.