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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 19th, 2013

Gwinnett

Anne E. Campbell, 97, Buford
Anne E. Campbell, age 97, of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013. Anne is preceded in death by her husband, Philip R. Campbell. Survivors include her son and daughter-in- ...
Mr. Henry Bunyan Henderson, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, July 19, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Elizabeth Weathers Henderson, Buford, GA; chil ...

Hall

Charles "Willie" Burcham, Jr., age 66, of Hoschton, GA, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013. He loved hunting, fishing, animals and riding his Harley. Charles was a Mason ...
Francis K. 'Smokey' Williams, 90, Gainesville
Francis K. "Smokey" Williams, age 90, of Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, GA died in his Willow Brooke Court residence on July 17, 2013. Smokey was born in Lynchburg ...
Lester George Thompson, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Lester George Thompson age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 19, 2013 at Emory Hospital following an extended illness.Funeral service are scheduled for Monday July 2 ...

Jackson

Lucile Jordan, 91, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the death of Mrs. Lucile Jordan, age 91, of Commerce who passed away Friday morning at the Northridge Health and Rehab Center.Mrs. Jordan wa ...

Other

Pledger 'Pete' Reems, 89, Watkinsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Pledger "Pete" Reems, age 89 of Watkinsville, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 19, 2013. Mr. Reems was born in Ba ...

White

Donald Dorsey Galloway, 79, Cleveland
Donald Dorsey Galloway, age 79, Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Galloway was born on March 21, 1934, in Banks Cou ...
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.