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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 13th, 2014

Forsyth

Gilda Azar, 92, Cumming
Gilda Azar, 92, of Cumming, GA passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA.Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home.
Lee Gillespie, 94, Cumming
Lee Gillespie, 94, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Emily Gillespie, son, Richard Gillespie, daughter and son-in-law Gail and Bill Tur ...
Marjorie Downs, 85, Cumming
Marjorie Downs age 85 passed away on January 13, 2014. Mrs. Downs was born in Chattanooga, TN and attended The University Of Tennessee Chattanooga. She was most proud of being a ...
Sandra Diane Heath, 58, Cumming
Sandra Diane Heath, age 58, of Cumming, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014. A graveside service will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Sawnee View Memorial Garden ...

Gwinnett

Joan H. Zellner, 82, Buford
Joan H. Zellner, age 82 of Buford, GA, died Monday, January 13, 2014 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill M ...
Mary Beth Salin, 52, Suwanee
Mary Beth Salin, (nee Grugan) 52 of Suwanee, GA formerly of Delran, New Jersey went to be with the Lord after a heroic battle with Ovarian Cancer on Monday January 13, 2014.Mary Be ...
Ronald Williams, 73, Sugar Hill
Mr. Ronald Williams, 73, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on January 13, 2014. He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Phyllis Williams, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Renee E. Wil ...

Hall

Lois Lunette Woody Smith, 64, Gainesville
Lois Lunette Woody Smith, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral se ...

Jackson

Henrietta S. Kellum, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Henrietta S. Kellum, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Monday, January 13, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Kellum was born in Madison County to the late Henry F. and Elizabeth Lenora ...

Towns

Jeffrey 'Jeff' Wiggins, 55, Hiawassee
Mr. Jeffrey "Jeff" Wiggins, 55, of Hiawassee, GA passed away on January 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father James Randall Wiggins. Mr. Wiggins is survived ...
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.