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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 28th, 2013

Banks

Brenda Smith Merritt Cochran, 67, Maysville formerly of Hall county
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Brenda Smith Merritt Cochran age 67 of Maysville formerly of Hall County. The Rev. J. ...

Hall

Bernice Buffington Griffin, 91, Gainesville
Mrs.Bernice Buffington Griffin, 91, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A lifetime res ...
Jody Allen Simmons, 42, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jody Allen Simmons, age 42, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Hopewell Baptist Church ...
Marie Saine Millwood, 74, Gainesville
Marie Saine Millwood, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Fune ...

Jackson

Johnnie Mae Pace, 76, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Johnnie Mae Pace age 76 of Commerce who passed away on Wednesday August 28th, 2013. Mrs. Pace was born in Maysville, Georgia. Sh ...
Roy A. Mathis, 62, Talmo
Roy A. Mathis, age 62, of Talmo, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013.Mr. Mathis was born April 13, 1951 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Aaron D. and Belle Marsongill Mathis. ...

White

Gloria Janice Sutton Seabolt, age 66, of Cleveland, GA, passed away August 27, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short illness.Janice was born ...
Jacque E. Kyle, 90, Sautee
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jacque E. Kyle age 90 of Sautee. Mr. Kyle passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. ...
Linda Denise Puckett, 48, Cleveland
Linda Denise Puckett, 48, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2013, after suffering from an extended illness. She was born on May 12, 1965, in Buford, Ga, ...
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.