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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 15th, 2014

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Jerry Lynn Buhl, Jr., 41, Winder
Jerry Lynn Buhl, Jr., age 41, of Winder passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was a Tennessee Vols fan. He was well known with his peers from high school. Jerry was a lovi ...

Dawson

Mary Vayoma Matthews, 85, Dawsonville
Mary Vayoma Matthews, 85, of Lynn Haven, Florida passed away Friday February 14, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Dawsonville following a period of declining health.Born July 1 ...
Preston T. Sanders, 74, Dawsonville
Preston T. Sanders, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 15, 2014 following a short illness.Born June 11, 1939 in Atlanta, GA to the late Roy and Lucille Sanders, he li ...
T. G. "Gunny" Moore, 71, Dawsonville
T. G. "Gunny" Moore, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 15, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born December 2, ...

Forsyth

Bruce Ellis Edwards, 57, Cumming
Bruce Edward Ellis, age 57, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at his home in Cumming, GA, after a long illness. Bruce was born on December 19th, 1956 in Stamfo ...
Randy Allen Bobo, 53, Cumming
Randy Allen BoboJuly 9, 1960
Willette Everett Amick, 88, Cumming
Willette Everett AmickSeptember 9, 1925

Gwinnett

Gladys Luker Plunkett, 85, Buford
Mrs. Gladys Luker Plunkett, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, Hiram Plunkett; and pare ...
Lena Henslee Pullen, 92, Buford
Lena Henslee Pullen, age 92 of Buford, GA died Thursday, February 13, 2014. Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev ...

Hall

Harvey Jewell Lee, 92, Gainesville
Harvey Jewell Lee, age 92 of Gainesville, Passed away Saturday February 15, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
M.C. Adkins, 87, Flowery Branch
M.C. AdkinsNovember 11, 1926
Paul William Schmid, 85, Gainesville
Whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. Rom 14:8 Paul William Schmid, age 85, left this earth and went to be with his Lord, February 14, 2014, at his home in Ga ...

Jackson

Cynthia Mae Shelton, 87, Talmo
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday February 17, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Cynthia Mae Shelton , 87 , of Talmo, Ga. Rev. Thomas Holmes will officiate and buria ...

Other

Harvey Kimball Baron, 85, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Harvey Kimball Baron, 85, of Athens, Ga. who passed away Saturday February 15, 2014.Mr. Baron was born in Providence, Rhode Island, a ...
Mae Monteen Savage, 79, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Mae Monteen Savage, age 79 of Lake Charles, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Christus St. Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana following an extended il ...

White

Wilma Winkler Rider, 72, Cleveland
Wilma Winkler Rider, age 72, of Cleveland, GA, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Friendship Health and Rehab in White County.Wilma was born in White County, GA September 19, 1941 ...
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.