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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 10th, 2014

Forsyth

Joseph Franceschi, 89, Cumming
Joseph Franceschi, 89, of Cumming, GA passed away on October 10, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Louise Franceschi of Cumming, GA; daughter, Jodi Isganitis of Cumming, GA; ...

Hall

Charles Rex Scott, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Rex Scott, Jr. age 62, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. 989 ...
Charles Rex Scott, Jr., 63, Gainesville
Charles Rex Scott, Jr., devoted husband, father, and son, passed away on October 10, 2014 Born on June 13, 1952 in Richmond, VA to Estelle Gills Scott and Charles Rex Scott Sr. He ...

Lumpkin

Roy Towe, 87, Dahlonega
Mr. Roy Towe, age 87, Dahlonega, GA died Friday, October 10, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Roy was born in Suches, GA March 1, 1927. He lived most of ...

Other

Dennis Clayton Loggins, 67, Riverdale
Dennis Clayton Loggins, age 67 of Riverdale, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, October 12, ...

White

Richard Myers, 82, Cleveland
Richard Myers, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends holding his daughter's hand on October 10, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.