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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 25th, 2014

Gwinnett

Mrs. Jeffie Rodriguez Akins, 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Jessie Akins, and brothers, Royal Akins an ...

Habersham

Sara Church Stuart, 87, Grambling, LA
Funeral services for Sara Church Stuart, age 87, of Grambling, Louisiana will be held graveside on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM from the Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery. The ...

Hall

Cynthia Diane Martin, 53, Gainesville
Cynthia Diane Martin, 53, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in ...
Gladston 'G.E.' Light, 88, Oakwood
Gladston "G.E." Light, 88 of Oakwood went home to be with our Lord on April 25, 2014. He was in his home surrounded by the love of his family and friends. He was born in ...
Leonard Fravel, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Leonard Fravel, age 76, of Gainesville passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Willowwood Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Fravel was born June 7, 1937 in Lockh ...

Lumpkin

Jack Barton Dowdy, 80, Dahlonega
Jack Barton Dowdy, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.Jack was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, ...
Marcia Lynn Anderson, 66, Dahlonega
Marcia Lynn Anderson, age 66 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away on April 25, 2014. Marcia was a lifelong Lumpkin County resident. Ms. Anderson is preceded in death by her parents Robe ...

White

Herbert McDonald Winfrey, 81, Cleveland
Herbert McDonald Winfrey, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Winfrey was born January 30, 1933 in Smyrna, ...
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.