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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 19th, 2014

Banks

John William Bryant, 95, Gillsville
Mr. John William Bryant, age 95, formerly of Chamblee, GA, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence in Gillsville, GA. A Memorial Service is s ...
Owen Stanley Martin, age 70, of Alto, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Mr. Martin was born February 17, 1944, in Hall County to the late Vernon and Bernice Martin. He ...

Barrow

Harold W. Cheek, 64, Auburn
Harold W. Cheek, age 64, of Auburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Montine Patrick Smith; grandparents, Allen and Alene Pa ...

Forsyth

Anita Sweet, 53, Cumming
Anita Sweet, age 53, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her residence in Cumming. Anita was a loving wife and mother who loved "Gone With the Wind" and the &quo ...
Gheorghe Saijin, 29, Cumming
Gheorghe Saijin, age 29, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Gheorghe was born September 19, 1985 in Moldova and has lived in Cumming for the past two ye ...
Josefa Stockl, 96, Cumming
Josefa Stockl, age 96, was born March 10th, 1918. She passed away on November 19th, 2014.She was survived by her daughter, Maggie Swafford of Cumming GA; son, Walter and Becky Sto ...
Vee Jay Cox, 69, Cumming
Vee Jay Cox, 69, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Vee Jay owned and operated Cox and Son Auto Service in Fayetteville, N.C. for over 20 years. Before that, he ...

Gwinnett

Melvin O. Lewallen, 83, Buford
Mr. Melvin O. Lewallen, age 83, of Buford, formerly of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Private Family G ...

Hall

Paul Walter Daniels,, 92, Gainesville
Paul Walter Daniels, 92, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Paul was a wonderful, loving father. He has a twin sister Pauline. He is preceded in death by hi ...

Other

Mary Ellen Kurtz, 86, Athens
Mary Ellen Kurtz, age 86, of Athens passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.o ...
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.