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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 15th, 2013

Barrow

Jerry Wayne Blevins, 47, Auburn
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Jerry Wayne Blevins, 47, of Auburn who passed away early Thursday morning at the Barrow County Regional Medical Center in Winder ...

Forsyth

Carson Ray Frier, 16, Cumming
Carson Ray Frier, age 16, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. Carson was attending his Junior year at Forsyth County Central High School. He was an avid sports fan a ...

Habersham

Ollie Johnson, 75, Clarkesville
Ollie Johnson, age 75, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at a private care facility following a period of declining health. Mrs. Johnson was born ...

Hall

Betty Louise Craig, 91, Charlotte, NC.
Betty Louise Craig, 91, from Charlotte, NC passed away in Gainesville, Georgia on August 15th, 2013. Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm at the ...
Mrs. Gertrude (Trudy) Emily Burke, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. Mrs. Burke was born on May 17, 1926 to the late Frank Lee and Ora Tatum Sutton of Sau ...
Ruby Sheila Barrett, 74, Gainesville
Ruby Sheila Barrett, 74, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on August 15th, 2013. The family has not announced a Memorial Service at this time. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home ...

Jackson

Darin Lee Dyer Jr, 26, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Darin Lee Dyer Jr., age 26, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Mr. Dyer was born in Decatur, GA, a son to Sha ...
Lillian McNeal Bennett, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lillian McNeal Bennett, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 15, 2013. Mrs. Bennett was born in Winde ...
William Thomas Ragsdale, 71, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for William Thomas Ragsdale, age 71, of Commerce. Mr. Ragsdale passed away on Wednesday August 15th. He was born in Lilburn and was the son of ...

Other

Morris N. Williams, 68, Roswell
Morris N. Williams, age 68, of Roswell passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. He was a care free gentleman and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodi ...
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.