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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 11th, 2014

Gwinnett

Adam C. Almas, 44, Suwanee
Adam C. Almas, age 44, of Suwanee, GA passed away on April 11, 2014. He is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Amy Oberlin Almas, Suwanee, GA; children, Zachary Almas, Suwanee, ...

Habersham

Elaine Allen Burton, 74, Clarkesville
Elaine Allen Burton, age 74, Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Burton was born on May 31, 1939 in Cla ...
Shirley Ann Watts Welborn, 74, Clarkesville
Shirley Ann Watts Welborn, Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Welborn was born on October 11, 1940, in ...

Hall

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday April 14, 2014 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Hubert Franklin "Junior" Turner, 80, of Gainesville. The Rev. Wi ...
Jean Marie Butts, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Jean Marie Butts, age 83, of Gainesville passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services and Interment will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00 ...
Mr. Robert Roger Oliver, age 90, of Lula passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Mr. Oliver was born in Hall County on July 13, 1923 to Robert Arnold Oliver and Bessie Rogers Oliver. ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Christopher "Chris" Damon Garrett, age 35, of Commerce, who entered into rest Friday, April 11, 2014.Mr. Garrett was born in ...
John Eugene Purcell, 53, Commerce
Mr. John Eugene Purcell, age 53, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Purcell was born in Gainesville to the late Gene and Elizabeth ...

Lumpkin

Donna Faye Kirkpatrick, 53, Dahlonega
Donna Faye Kirkpatrick, age 53 of Dahlonega, Ga. died Friday April 11, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday April 15, 2 ...

Other

Addie Belle Shirley Cason, 99, Stockbridge
Addie Belle Shirley Cason, 99, of Stockbridge passed away at Ditas Hospice Hospital in Stockbridge following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 15, 201 ...
James Howard Tyler, 67, Chatsworth
Mr. James Howard Tyler age 67 of Chatsworth, passed away Friday April 11, 2014.Mr. Tyler was preceded in death by his parents, John Lester Tyler, Sr. and Leona Free Tyler; a son, J ...
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.