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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 2nd, 2013

Banks

Sandy Earl Dyer, 55, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Sandy Earl Dyer, 55, of Maysville, Ga. who passed away Monday, September 2, 2013.Mr. Dyer was born in Duluth, Ga., a son of the late F ...

Forsyth

Beulah Grace Newman passed away on September 1, 2013 at the age of 95, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bonnie, as she was known, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and ...

Habersham

Luther Eugene 'Gene' English, 96, Clarkesville
Luther Eugene "Gene" English, age 96, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013. Mr. English was born on May 16, 1917, in Habersham County, Georg ...

Hall

Helen Vorsheim Peffer, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Vorsheim Peffer, 83, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013. Born in Oak Park, IL on September 4, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick ...
James Mitchell, 83, Gainesville
Mr. James Arthur Mitchell, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away early Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at The Oaks at Limestone Nursing Facility.The family will receive fr ...
James S. Norris, 82, Gainesville
James S. Norris, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Frid ...
Javier Ramirez, 21, Gainesville
Javier Ramirez, 21, of Gainesville passed away Monday September 2,2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will ...
John Bell, 70, Oakwood
Mr. John Bell, age 70, of Oakwood passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Bell Minor Nursing Home, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Graveside Services will be 12:00 ...
Major Michelle Johanson, 71, Gainesville
Major Michelle Johanson, 71, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013. A Memorial service will be held at a later date.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Daws ...
Pamela Michelle Davis, 52 of Lula, Georgia died Monday September 2, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Davis had lived in Hall County for ...

Jackson

Oscar Hardman Brown, 63, Commerce
Mr. Oscar Hardman Brown, age 63, of Commerce, GA died Monday, September 02, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Brown was born in Commerce to the late Daniel and Minnie ...

White

Steven William Wagner, 64, Cleveland
Mr. Steven William Wagner, age 64 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Wagner was born on July 10, 1949 to William and Berth ...
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.