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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 16th, 2014

Banks

Mrs. Wilma Lynette Blackwell, age 94 of Homer died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Blackwell was born in Maysville to the late, Clyde Preston and Ada Lee Mullin ...

Barrow

Robert 'Bobby' Day, 74, Auburn
Mr. Robert "Bobby" Day, age 74, of Auburn, Georgia died December 16, 2014. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Roy N. and Rebecca Dukehart Day. M ...

Forsyth

Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, Cumming
Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Ruby was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church in Cumming. She is preceded in death by her husband, Re ...

Gwinnett

Mike Latimer, 57, Buford
Mike Latimer, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He is survived by his girlfriend, Adria Savage, Buford, GA; children, Alana Latimer, Gainesville, GA ...

Hall

Doris Jeanne Darnell Kerley, age 88, of Alto, passed away on December 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on December 12, 1926, in Hall County, Georgia, she was the d ...
Kataleene Nix, 91, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a..m. Friday at Northlake Baptist Church for Kataleene Nix of Gainesville. Rev. Danny Jones, Rev. Bill King and Rev. Tony Smith will officiate ...
Matthew Scott Thompson, 21, Gainesville
Matthew Scott Thompson, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Northridge Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Minnie (Penny) Pethel Hix, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Minnie (Penny) Pethel Hix, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, December 18, 201 ...

Lumpkin

Dave William Belflower, 90, Dahlonega
Mr. Dave William Belflower, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday December 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Dave was born in Dustin, Oklahoma January 1, ...
Mrs. Nellie Lois Holloway Eaton, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away, Tuesday, December 16, 2014.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Damascus Baptist Ch ...
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.