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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 4th, 2014

Forsyth

Edna Caldwell, 95, Cumming
Mrs. Edna Caldwell, age 95, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Caldwell. Survivors include her children, Nellie and R ...

Habersham

Carolyn Whitfield Purcell, age 83, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014.Mrs. Purcell was born on July 1, 1931 in Banks County, GA to the late Hubert and G ...
Hugo Martin, 78, Baldwin
Hugo Martin, age 78, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014.No memorial services are planned at this time.Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral H ...

Hall

Ann Harris Gignilliat, 93, Gainesville
Ann Harris Gignilliat, 93, devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Oct. 4, 2014. Born on March 5, 1921, to Edward and Josephine Harris i ...
Charles William Brock, 47, Dawsonville
Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 after many years battling a brain tumor. A loving husband and father, at the time of his passing ...
Deborah Louise Welchel passed on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory are in charge of Services. 201 Morningside Dr., Buford Ga 30518
Phyllis L Hagar, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Phyllis L Hagar, 89 of Gainesville died Thursday October 2, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, G ...

Jackson

Barbara Farrar Hamilton, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Farrar Hamilton, age 79, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Mrs. Hamilton was born in Fort ...

Other

Francene C. Albertino, 70, Melbourne, FL
Francene C. Albertino, 70, of Melbourne, FL (and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA) beloved mother, grandmother and friend went home to be with her friend, Jesus on October 4, 2014. Born ...
Ronald Marvin Elrod, 64, Winterville
Mr. Ronald Marvin Elrod, age 64 of Winterville, GA died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Elrod was born in Buford to the late, Marvin Odell and Katie Lou ...

Rabun

Born in Rabun County on September 11, 1948, John Grady Nichols was the son of the late John Henry Nichols and Grace Keener Nichols. He had two sisters, Lavalda Smith and the late ...

White

Dorothy Lee Smith, 87, Cleveland
Dorothy Lee Smith, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, October 04, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born in Dahlonega Georgia the daughter of the lat ...
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.