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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 5th, 2013

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Sandra 'Sandy' LaComb, 73, Winder
Sandra "Sandy" LaComb, age 73, of Winder passed away Monday, August 5, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 7, 2013. The family will receive fri ...

Dawson

Jessie Lee Moore, 81, Dawsonville
Jessie Lee Moore, age 81, of Dawsonville, passed away Monday, August 5, 2013. Jessie was a member of Silver City Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, M. J. an ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Nathaniel Duedonnie "Don" Dezendorf, age 89, of Suwanee passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 after a brief illness and heart broken by the passing of his wife of 53 yea ...

Habersham

Beth Crawford, 65, Cornelia
Beth Crawford, age 65, of Cornelia, passed away Monday, August 05, 2013 at her residence.Born on February 14, 1948, in Pulaski County, Georgia, she was the daughter of Annie Daniel ...
Ricky Joe "R.J." Welborn, age 58, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Welborn was born on Nove ...

Hall

Albert Lee Franklin, 79, Murrayville
Albert Lee Franklin, age 79 of Murrayville, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled ...
Mrs. Geraldine Tankersley Adams, 93, of Chicopee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Born in Alliance Ohio on February 18, 1920, she was the daughter of the late F ...
Hortense Hughes, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Hortense Hughes age 90 of Gainesville passed away on Monday August 05, 2013 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Ga. following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Funeral services are scheduled for William (Bill) Thomas Chandler, age 85 of Clermont at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church Wednesday August 7, 2013. Visitation wi ...

Jackson

Carlton Leroy Gray, 50, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Carlton Leroy Gray, 50 of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away Sunday August 4, 2013.Mr. Gray was born October 6, 1962 in Concord, North Ca ...
Charles Wesley McMahan, 76, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Charles Wesley McMahan age 76 of Commerce who passed away Monday August 5th. He was the son of the late Charles McMahan and the ...

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Jo Ann (Davis) Fisher, 79, Atlanta
Jo Ann (Davis) Fisher, age 79 of the Loring Heights Community in Atlanta, passed away Monday, August 5, 2013. Jo Ann grew up in the Loring Heights Community and had worked for many ...
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.