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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 14th, 2014

Habersham

Marie Hunter Purcell, 75, Cornelia
Marie Hunter Purcell, age 75, of Cornelia, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at her residence.Born on August 20, 1939, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Henry ...
Vickie Lynn Brewster Black, age 60, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014.Ms. Black was born on August 26, 1954 in New Mexico to the late Charley Brewster ...

Hall

Christopher Daniel Howard, 36, Gainesville
Christopher Daniel Howard, 36, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 16, 201 ...
Jane Rigdill Jackson, 79, Gainesville
Jane Ridgdill Jackson, 79, of Gainesville, died Friday November 14, 2014 at her residence.Mrs. Jackson was born September 27, 1935 in Oak Park, GA to the late Herman and Frankie Ri ...
Johnnie Mae Shockley, 78, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Johnnie Mae Shockley, age 78, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy K. Shockley; and sons, Paul Shock ...

Jackson

Braxton Eli Morales, inf, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Braxton Eli Morales, infant son of Steven Morales and Brie Lee. Survivors in addition to his parents are his brother, Breydon M ...

Lumpkin

Harry Byron Cronan born February 18, 1955 was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County peacefully passed away on November 14, 2014, after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Harry ...

White

Barbara Sue Payne, 64, Murrayville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs.Barbara Sue Payne, age 64 of Murrayville. Mrs. Payne passed away Friday, November 14, 2014. Born in Forsyth County on ...
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.