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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 22nd, 2014

Banks

Earl Armour, 65, Lula
Earl Armour, age 65, of Lula, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence.Born on May 30, 1948 in Hall County, he was a son of the late Jiles Armour and Bonnie Brown Armo ...

Forsyth

Carolyn Joan Beattie, 84, passed away on March 22, 2014.A private family service will be held at a later date.Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldandson.comArrangem ...

Hall

Elizabeth Morris, 77, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Elizabeth Morris, 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday March 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Memorial Services will be held Thurs ...
James "Jim" Stanley Sweatman, 61, Gainesville
James "Jim" Stanley Sweatman, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Julio Hernandez,, 38, Oakwood
Mr. Julio Hernandez, age 38, of Oakwood passed away suddenly Saturday, March 22, 2014. Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from the Chapel of Memorial Par ...
Kayla Diane Pirkle, 13, Gainesville
Kayla Diane Pirkle, age 13, of Gainesville passed away on March 22, 2014. Kayla was a 7th grade student at Little Mill Middle School. She just became a member of the Junior Beta Cl ...
Sheena Faye Seagraves Propes, 55, Flowery Branch
Sheena Faye Seagraves Propes, age 55 of Flowery Branch, died on Saturday, March 22, 2014 following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Findley Wilson, 70, Dahlonega
Shirley Findley Wilson, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA and Richmond Hill, GA danced into Heaven Saturday, March 22, 2014.Born July 8, 1943 in Richmond Hill, GA, she graduated from Groves ...

White

Vera Bell Norris, 84, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Vera Bell Norris, age 84 of Cleveland. Mrs. Norris passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Funeral arrangements are in ...
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.