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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 17th, 2014

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Sarah Jo 'Jody' Kiley, 86, Winder
Mrs. Sarah Jo "Jody" Kiley age 86, of Winder, Georgia went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 after a period of declining health. She was preceded in ...

Forsyth

Edward Charles Barnes, 50, Cumming
Edward Charles Barnes, 50, of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Edward was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed NASCAR and football. He is ...
Marsha Ann Salter, 57, Cumming
Marsha Ann Salter, 57, of Cumming, GA died at her home on December 17, 2014 after a long battle with cancerArrangements are incomplete.Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonalda ...

Gwinnett

Sara L. Jones, 92, Buford
Sara L. Jones, age 92, of Buford, GA, formerly of Climax, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Jones, and son-in-law, Frank ...

Habersham

Viola Tabor Chambers, 96, Gaithersburg, MD formerly of Habersham
Viola Tabor Chambers, 96, Gaithersburg, MDFuneral services for Viola Tabor Chambers, age 96 of Gaithersburg, Maryland and formerly of Habersham County will be held on Sunday, Decem ...

Hall

Eugene R. Neff, 70, Flowery Branch
Mr. Eugene R. Neff, 70, of Flowery Branch died December 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held Saturday December 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home. The ...
Frankie (Brownie) Smallwood, 89, Gainesville
Frankie (Brownie) Smallwood, 89, of Gainesville, GA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Born in Gainesville, GA. on September 16, 1925, Mrs. Smallw ...
Joyce Frankum Seabolt, 82, Gillsville
Joyce Frankum Seabolt, 82, of Gillsville, Ga passed away on December 17, 2014. Born in Cleveland Ga., on July 13, 1932, she was the daughter of the late William L. Frankum Sr., and ...
Preston D. Wright, 66, Gainesville
Preston D. Wright, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Wright was born October 17, 1948 in La Plata, MD to the ...
Wendell Austin, 77, Gainesville
Wendell Austin age 73 of Gainesville GA passed away on Wednesday. Memorial Services will be held on Monday at Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home at 7pm. Professional Services Ent ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Annie Blanche Cartledge Andrews, age 86, of Commerce who passed away on Wednesday December 17th, 2014. She was the daughter of ...
Ollie Mae Lewis, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Ollie Mae Lewis, age 89 of Commerce died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Lewis was born in Nicholson to the late, Jesse C. and Ertie Barnett ...

Other

Mrs. Elizabeth Juanita Sumner, age 73 of Ellijay, Georgia passed on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, at North Georgia Medical Center. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, bo ...
Francis Edward Allen, 86, New York City
Francis Edward Allen, age 86, of New York City, New York, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.Born on August 3, 1928, in New York City, New York, he was a son of the late F ...

Stephens

Howard Lamar Simmons, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Howard Lamar Simmons, age 83 of 1267 Brookhaven Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A son of the late Rufus ...
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.