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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 27th, 2014

Banks

Wilburn Lee Martin, 95, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wilburn Lee Martin, 95, of Maysville , Georgia, who passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014. Mr. Martin was born in Union Point, Geor ...

Dawson

Dickson W. Mitchell,, 80, Dawsonville
Dickson W. Mitchell, 80, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday January 27, 2014 following a period of declining health.Mr. Mitchell was born December 18, 1933 in New Castle, PA to ...

Forsyth

Joseph Gerard DeLessio, 82, Cumming
Joseph Gerard DeLessio, 82, of Cumming, GA and formerly of Enfield, CT, died on January 27, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late John and Mary DeLessio.A veteran ...

Gwinnett

Jack 'Pop' Atha, 81, Sugar Hill
Jack "Pop" Atha, 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on January 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Atha. He is survived by children, Rhonda and Jimmy Pow ...
Joan Ann Juliano, 63, Suwanee
Joan Ann Juliano, 63, of Suwanee, GA passed away on January 27, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she is the daughter of the late Louis and Claire Landrau. She is survived by her loving ...

Habersham

Thomas Jarrell Bowman, 81, Clarkesville
Thomas Jarrell Bowman, age 81, of Clarkesville, GA, died January 27, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at Hillside Memorial Chapel and Gardens in Clarkesville, ...

Hall

Dorris Lee Dover, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Dorris Lee Dover, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Eastside Medical Center following an extended illness. Graveside services ...
Marie Carolyn Harris, 65, Gainesville
Marie Carolyn Harris, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the residence of her brother following an extended illness. The family ...

Jackson

Anita Jane Rikeman, 53, Jefferson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Anita Jane Rikeman, age 53, of Jefferson who passed away on Monday January 27th, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Arnold a ...
Robert Amis Brazell, 89, Jefferson
Robert Amis Brazell, 89 8/13/24-1/27/14 Bob (Papa) Brazell Snr., left his earthly body to be with Jesus on Monday morning, his son, David was at his side. He was born in Hogansvi ...

Lumpkin

Cora Bell Harris, 76, Dahlonega
Cora Bell Harris, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday, January 27, 2014, at her home surrounded with her loving family at her bedside.Cora Bell was born in Suches, GA, but spent m ...

Other

Maxine Swope Biller, 93, Roswell
Maxine Swope Biller, 93, of Roswell, GA, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014. She was born in North Platte, NE, spent her childhood in Pomona, CA and in 1941 married her hi ...

White

Ruby Lee Palmer, 94, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Ruby Lee Palmer, age 94 of Cleveland. Mrs. Palmer passed away Monday, January 27, 2014. Funeral services are schedu ...
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.