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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 5th, 2014


John Martin Hages, 82, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Martin Hages 82, of Maysville, Georgia, who entered into rest Sunday, October 5, 2014.Mr. Hages was born in Bay City, Michigan, t ...


Dennis William Poole, 49, Cumming
Dennis William Poole, 49, of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, October 5th, 2014. Survivors include his parents, Lamar and Ruby Poole of Suwanee; sisters, Lorene Skywark, Suwanee ...


Bill G. Rone, 72, Grayson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bill G. Rone, age 72, of Grayson, who passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Mr. Rone was born in Ethel, Mississippi, a son to the la ...


Christopher Chase Raymond, age 24 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. Chase was born on June 12, 1990 in Sildell, Louisiana. In his spare time he enjoyed skate boardi ...
Nancy Lois Hart, 79, Demorest
Nancy Lois Hart, age 79, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Virginia on December 8, 1934, she was a daughter of the l ...


Emma Elliott, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday October 8, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Emma Verlene Elliott age 88 of Gainesville. The Rev. Raymond Latty wil ...
Ronald Drew Sailers, 72, Murrayville
Mr. Ronald Drew Sailers, age 72 of Murrayville, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014.No services are scheduled at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, ...
Sarah Annie Cleveland, 70, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Sarah Annie Cleveland, age 70 of Gainesville, formerly of Cleveland. Ms.Cleveland passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. Fu ...


Henry Paul Turner, 86, Dahlonega
Mr. Henry Paul Turner was born June 12, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia to John Wesley andMaud McDonald Turner. He joined older siblings Ruby and John "Ed" Turner. Henry' ...


James Andrew Hoffman, 48, Queens NY
James Andrew Hoffman 48 of Queens New York died October 5 at Embracing Hospice Care in Cumming Ga. He is survived by his wife Janis Hoffman, and his children Ryan Hoffman, Brandon ...
John Michael McEver, 61, Monroe
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Michael McEver, age 61, of Monroe, Georgia, who entered into rest on Sunday, October 5, 2014.Mr. McEver was born in Monroe, Georg ...


Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Sarah Annie Bell Blackwell Warwick Cleveland, age 70 of Gainesville, formerly of Cleveland. Ms. Cleveland passed away Su ...
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.