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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 12th, 2014

Dawson

Gary 'Durock' Hicks, 56, Dawsonville
Gary 'Durock' Hicks, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 12, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born September 23, 1958, Mr. Hicks lived his entir ...

Forsyth

Jack Daniel, 71, Cumming
Jack Daniel, 71, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 12th, 2014. He was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Lilly Mae Daniel; ...
Louis Payne, 57, Cumming
Louis Payne, 57 and a lifelong resident of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 12th, 2014. He was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, Paw Paw ...
Viola Carney Urbaczewski, 95, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 12th, 2014. Survivors include her son, Ed Bell of Cumming. Memorial services will be held at a later date in B ...

Gwinnett

Lita Jane Brogdon White, 81, Danielsville, formerly of Buford
Lita Jane Brogdon White, age 81 of Danielsville, GA, and formerly of Buford, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, Octobe ...

Hall

Ruby Nell (Grandma Nell) Pirkle passed away Sunday, October 12 at The Oaks of Braselton. She was born Aug 26, 1921 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Luther J. (Maybell) Berryman. She was ...

White

Jackie Deelawrence Morgan, 58, Cleveland
Mr. Jackie Deelawrence Morgan age 58 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Morgan was born in Spalding County the son of the late Ira Russell and ...
Mary Evelyn Strickland Crawford, 89, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Duluth, Georgia, from pancreatic cancer. She was a resident of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, and for ...
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.