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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 21st, 2014

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Kenneth Lee Jones, 59, Cumming
"Dog" Kenneth Lee Jones, age 59 of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. "Dog" was the most amazing man on the face of this earth. He was loving, cari ...
Maurice Stephen Moore, 52, Cumming
Maurice Stephen Moore, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. Born November 6, 1961, Berlin, Germany. Steve was an "Army Brat", moving all around the world. He moved t ...

Hall

Ellis Cantrell, 75, Gainesville
On Friday, February 21, 2014, Ellis Cantrell slipped away quietly to reunite with loved ones who had gone on before him. Ellis was born to the late Virgil and Irene Cantrell in Cl ...
John Issac Moses, 82, Buford
John Issac Moses, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Shirley Calhoun Moses, Buford, GA; children, Mel ...
Larry C. Pitts, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Larry C. Pitts, 64, of Gainesville, GA left to meet his creator and his savior, Jesus Christ after a strong and courageous battle with cancer on February 21, 2014. Mr. Pitts w ...
Myrtice Roberts Cain, 88, Chestnut Mountain
Myrtice Roberts Cain, age 88 of Chestnut Mountain, GA, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on ...
Rabon Gee Carder, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Rabon Gee Carder, 77 of Gainesville died Friday February 21, 2014. A life long resident of Hall County, Mr. Carder was the son of the late Carey Leco and Eula Mae Tapp Carder. ...

Jackson

William Wayne Adams, 74, Nicholson
Mr. William Wayne Adams, age 74 of Nicholson died Friday, February, 21, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Adams was born in Fulton County to the late, Johnnie Mell and Julia Love Moore A ...

Other

Sheila C. Knight, 55, Ball Ground
Sheila C. Knight, age 55 of Ball Ground, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who liked to have a good time in life. She was prece ...
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.