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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 22nd, 2014

Forsyth

Junie Phillips Fagan, 91, Cumming
Junie Phillips Fagan, age 91 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church. Junie was born and raised in Old Milton County, now Fult ...

Hall

Mark B. Ruis, 51, Gainesville
Mr. Mark B. Ruis, age 51, of Gainesville passed away to Heaven Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be ...
Mary Juanita Highsmith Lawson Ewing, lovingly known as "Other-Mama", age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Ce ...
Thelma Mae Tumlin, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday April 25, 2014 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Thelma Mae Tumlin, 91, of Gainesville. The Rev. Lamar Purcell will officiate. ...

Jackson

Donnie Ray Taylor, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie Ray Taylor, age 58, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.Mr. Taylor was born in Atlanta, Georgia a ...

Lumpkin

Chester Arthur Crowell, Jr. passed away at the age of 93, on April 22, 2014, at his home in Dahlonega, Georgia following a battle with cancer. Mr. Crowell was born and rai ...

White

James Edward Walker, 62, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Edward Walker, age 62 of Cleveland. Mr. Walker passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014.Funeral services are schedul ...
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.