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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 5th, 2013

Forsyth

Jack Bruce Rauch, 79, Cumming
Jack Bruce Rauch was born in Detroit, MI on September 26, 1933. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacquline Irene, and wife, Billy Ruth Davis. Jack fought in the Korean ...

Hall

Ruth Ledbetter Simmons, 84, Clermont
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday July 7, 2013 at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel for Ruth Ledbetter Simmons, age 84, of Clermont. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday ...
Douglas Franklin Brown, 70, Gainesville
Douglas Franklin Brown, 70, of Gainesville, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday July 8, 2013 ...
Mary Louise Watson Babcock, 81, Gainesville
Mary Louise Watson Babcock, age 81, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Friday, July 5 at her home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 1 ...

Jackson

Rodney Wayne Brown, 44, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Rodney Wayne Brown, 44, of Commerce, Ga., who passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Mr. Brown was born in Athens, Georgia a son of Mr ...

Other

Sallye S. Butler, 55, Atlanta
Sallye S. Butler, 55, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on July 5th, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Byars Funeral Home Chapel. ...

White

Tony Clifford Dubose, 70, Cleveland
Tony Clifford DuBose, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. DuBose was born April 3, 1943 in Alabama to the late Arthur and ...
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.