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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 13th, 2013

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Stephen Paul Ford, 28, Winder
Stephen Paul Ford, age 28 of Winder passed away Friday, September 13, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor ...

Forsyth

William Clarence Cooper, Sr., 63, of Cumming, GA died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and family on Friday, September 13, 2013. He was born on September 25, 1949 i ...

Habersham

Barry Allen "Bear" Williams, age 57, of Alto, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 at Atlanta Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Williams was born January ...
John C. Tatum, 91, Batesville
Funeral services for John C. Tatum, age 91, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 16, 2013 from the Providence Baptist Church. Dr. ...
Louise Blaine Bonner, 92, Clarkesville
Louise Blaine Bonner, age 92, of Clarkesville died September 8, 2013 at her residence.Born on March 16, 1921 in Berkley, California Mrs. Bonner was the daughter of the late Clarenc ...

Hall

Mr. William Elonzo "Billy" Hood, Jr., age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on September 13, 2013 following an extended illness. A celebration of his life is planne ...
Winston J. Haygood, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Winston J. Haygood, Sr., age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Doris Haygood, Decatur, GA. H ...

Jackson

George 'Ronnie' Wilkes, 64, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for George "Ronnie" Wilkes age 64 of Commerce who passed away Friday September 13th, 2013. Mr. Wilkes was born in Jackson County to t ...
Peggy Jo Young, 77, Cumming
Peggy Jo Young, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Peggy was born in Monticello, GA to Arthur D. and Bessie R ...

Other

Cheyenne Gabrielle Heard, age 17, of Canton, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013. Cheyenne was a senior at Creekview High School. Her senior project was called Tying up Cancer ...

Union

Sarah Jean Farmer, 68, Suches
Sarah Jean Farmer, age 68 of Suches, GA, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013. Born on March 11, 1945, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of Maude Thompson Broome of Demores ...

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Wilborn Marion Nix, 86, Cleveland
Wilborn Marion Nix, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Nix was born November 22, 1926 in Cleveland to the late Mar ...
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.