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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 14th, 2014

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Felecia Ann Towler, 51, Statham
Felecia Ann Towler, age 51 of Statham, GA passed away December 14, 2014. Funeral services entrusted to Wimberly & White funeral home.

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Shirley Gump Thompson, 80, Cumming
Shirley Gump Thompson, age 80, of Cumming passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. A native of Troy, OH, Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker. She loved her family and enjoyed traveling, ...

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Otis C. Harwell, 76, Dacula
Otis C. Harwell, age 76 of Dacula, GA died Sunday, December 14, 2014. Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interment ...

Habersham

Janice Monteen Morrison Yarber, age 73, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014.Mrs. Yarber was born on October 12, 1941 in Banks County, Georgia to the late ...

Jackson

Harry Eugene Fleeman, 72, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Harry Eugene Fleeman, age 72 of Commerce who died Sunday Dec. 14, 2014. Survivors include his wife Martha Ann Fleeman of the h ...

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Nancy Jean Brittain, 76, Helen
Nancy Jean Brittain, age 76 of Helen, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Mrs. Brittain was born on August 3, 1938, in Sautee, GA, to the late Joe and Robbie Robinson Magness ...
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.