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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 23rd, 2014

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David James Matthews, 71, Winder
David James Matthews, age 71, of Winder passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am Monday, March 3, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in W ...
Inez McClure Green, 90, Auburn
Inez McClure Green, 90, of Auburn, GA passed away on February 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years, Harold Wesley Green, sons, Harold Boyd Green a ...

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Edna L. Smith, 78, Cumming
Edna L. Smith, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2014. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Diane Lowe of Buford; sister, Mildred Coope ...

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Gregory Gerald Helton, 48, Baldwin
Gregory Gerald Helton, age 48, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014.Mr. Helton was born on April 18, 1965 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was preceeded in death ...

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Blake Nix, 51, Gainesville
Blake Nix, 51 of Gainesville died Sunday February 23, 2014. Born in Atlanta Georgia, June 26, 1962, Blake was the son of the late Ralph D. and Marquita Nix . He had lived in Gaine ...
Grady R. Allan, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Grady R. Allan, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday February 23, 2014. Born in Banks County, Mr. Allan had lived in Hall County for most of his life. He was the son of the late Cha ...
Joyce Ann Gates, 57, Gainesville
Joyce Ann Gates, 57 of Gainesville died Sunday at her residence. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangemen ...

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Loy Chester, 88, Dahlonega
Loy Chester, 88, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday February 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born September 23, 1925 in Dawson Coun ...

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Barbara Jane Clements, 55, Cleveland
Mrs. Barbara Jane Clements, age 55, of Cleveland, GA died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA.Barbara was born September 7, 1958 in Nuremburg, Ge ...
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.