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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 4th, 2014

Dawson

Doris Day, 73, Dawsonville
​ Doris L. Day, 73, of Dawsonville, GA. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 following an extended illness. Born on January 9, 1941 in Atlanta, GA s ...

Forsyth

Edward "Ed" Dye, Sr., 84, Cumming
Mr. Edward "Ed" Dye, Sr., age 84, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Ara Brock ...

Habersham

Steven Shawn Dean, 52, Clarkesville
Funeral service for Steven Shawn Dean, age 52 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the s ...

Hall

Craig McKay, 56, Gainesville
Craig Stuart McKay died on November 4, 2014. He was born on August 3, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware to parents G. Robert and Virginia McKay and sister Lynn. Craig and his wife Debor ...
Tolbert N. Lester, Jr, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Tolbert N. Lester, Jr., age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Celebration of life service is scheduled for 11:00 ...

Jackson

Frank 'Pat' Taylor, Sr.,, 81, Hoschton
Frank "Pat" Taylor, Sr., age 81, of Carl passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Mr. Taylor was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Joe S. Taylor and Susie Kate Maxey Ta ...
Joseph Randall Hardy, 40, San Diego formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joseph Randall Hardy, age 40 of San Diego, California, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia. who entered into rest Tuesday November 4, 2014. ...
Randy Williams, 60, Talmo
Mr. Randy Williams, age 60, of Talmo passed away on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Alton Wayne Gillespie, age 63, of Hull who passed away on Tuesday November 4th, 2014. He was the son of the late James Albert ...
Deborah Jean Donaldson, 65, Alpharetta
Deborah Jean Donaldson, 65, of Alpharetta, passed away Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Dan Whitehead of Alpharetta; son, R ...
Rita Jo Fountain, 60, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for , age 60, of Athens who passed away on Tuesday November 4th, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Grover and Mamie Blalock. Su ...

Rabun

Carl Brown, 77, Clayton
Mr. Carl Brown, age 77 of Clayton, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Hillside Memorial Chape ...

Union

Bertha Simmonds, 83, Suches
Bertha Simmonds, age 83 of Suches, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Graveside services are s ...

White

Christine Evelyn Brown, 93, Cleveland
Christine Evelyn Brown, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was born on February 14, 1921, in Cleveland, G ...
James Eligh Littleton, 72, Cleveland
James Eligh Littleton, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Littleton was born on February 21, 1942, in Rabun County, to the late E ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.