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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 19th, 2014

Dawson

James Robert Holbrooks, 79, Dawsonville
James Robert Holbrooks, 79, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Sunday, January 19th, 2014. Born in Duluth, GA, he was the son of the late James Everett and Laura Holbrooks. Mr Holb ...

Forsyth

James Marcel Mooney, 91, Cumming
James Marcel Mooney, age 91, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014. James was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Ina Mae ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Cason, 69, Lawrenceville
Joyce Cason, age 69, of Lawrenceville passed away Sunday January 19, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966.

Habersham

William Henry Land, Jr., 69, Cornelia
William Henry Land, Jr., age 69 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Morganton, North Carolina on February 25, 1944, he was a son ...

Hall

Oscar Pitchford Jr., 84, Clermont
Funeral services for Oscar Pitchford Jr. will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Josh Chatham will officiate. Interment will ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Edmund Jacob Sr., 73, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Edmund Jacob Sr., age 73, of Dahlonega passed on Sunday, January 19, 2014. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Memorial Services will be held on Thursday at 1 PM on J ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ethel Mae Ledbetter Roberts, age 80 of 249 Hospital Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Stephens County Hospital.A daughter of the late Hubert C ...
Mr. Philip Cecil Yearwood, age 64, of Queen Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014, at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA. A son of the late Jake ...
Reece D. Greer, 76, Toccoa
Reece D. Greer, age 75, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Stephens County Hospital.Born on July 03, 1937, in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of the late William Gree ...
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.