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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 4th, 2014

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Della McGlammary Mills, 83, Cumming
Della McGlammary Mills passed away on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 7:54 am at the age of 83. Della was a loving mother to Leisa Presmanes and husband Jimmy, Kathy Shaw, Cindy Baker, ...

Hall

Ashley Holman Pacesky, 31, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Ashley Holman Pacesky, age 31, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharron "Dianne" Lewis Holman; si ...
Dillys Lynn Thomas Randall, 89, Gainesville
Dillys Lynn Thomas RandallJuly 1925 - April 2014On the morning of April 3rd, Dillys left her family and friends with the knowledge that there will never be a way to replace the joy ...
Jamie Ann Haygood, 41, Gainesville
Jamie Ann Haygood, age 41, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Ann Haygood, Cumming, GA; sister, Shannon Shead Williams, Ohio; b ...
Juanita Dorsey Smith, 53, Gainesville
Mrs. Juanita Dorsey Smith (age 53) of Gainesville, Georgia passed April 4, 2014.Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Th ...
Louise M. Hulsey, 87, Gainesville
Louise M. Hulsey, 87, of Gainesville went home on Friday, April 4, 2014 to be with her Lord and Savior and all the ones who went on before her. Born in Cumming, Ga on April 11, 192 ...
Ruth Blauss Shymkiw, 82, Gainesville
Ms. Ruth Blauss Shymkiw, age 82, of Suwannee passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, following an extended illness. Graveside Services will be 3:00 p.m., ...

Jackson

John Ernest Kesler, 73, Jefferson
Mr. John Ernest Kesler, age 73, of Jefferson, entered into rest Friday, April 4, 2014. Mr. Kesler was born in Jefferson, Georgia on March 16, 1941. He was the son of the late G.T. ...

White

Cloys Presley, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Cloys Presley age 72 of Cleveland. Mr. Presley passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. Born in White County on February 18 ...
Girlie Mae Anderson, 60, Cleveland
Girlie Mae Anderson, age 60 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, April 04, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Ms. Anderson was born July 2, 1953 in Cleveland, GA to ...
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.