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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 21st, 2014

Dawson

Willis M. Thrasher, 86, Dawsonville
Willis M. Thrasher, age 86, of Dawsonville, passed away, Tuesday, October 21, 2014.Survivors include his wife, Patty Thrasher of Dawsonville, a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Je ...

Forsyth

Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, Cumming
Annie Etheleen Pilcher, age 82 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Mrs. Pilcher was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Tho ...

Gwinnett

Suzanne McIntire Booker, age 62 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 following a battle with cancer. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM at H ...
Thomas Henry Payne, 63, Buford
Thomas Henry Payne, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred T. Payne. He is survived by his mother and stepfa ...
Vernon Russell "Mike" McCracken, Jr., age 60, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mac and Virginia McCracken ...

Hall

Guadalupe Cruz, 17, Gainesville
Guadalupe Cruz, 17, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at her residence. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm ...
.Clarence Leonard England, 71, Gainesville
Clarence Leonard England, 71, of Gainesville passed away on October 21, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral Services with be held on Friday, Oc ...
Brandi Leigh Hester, 35, Gainesville
Brandi Leigh Hester, age 35 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Memorial ...
Cesar A. Rodriguez, 81, Gainesville
Cesar A. Rodriguez died on October 21, 2014, he was 81 years old. Funeral services were provided by Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery. A Celebration of Life and Chapel S ...
Donald R. Adams, 67, Gainesville
Donald R. Adams, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Doris Quillen Murgo, 78, Jefferson
Doris Quillen Murgo, age 78, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was survived by her son Eric Murgo and wife Jennifer. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 45 ...

Stephens

Mr. Larry Morris Vinson, Sr., age 69 of 625 Mountain View Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at his residence.A son of the late Charlie William and Mary El ...
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.