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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 7th, 2014

Forsyth

Robert Alan Kirkbride, 72, Cumming
Mr. Robert Alan Kirkbride, age 72, of Cumming, GA passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 7, 2014 in Eutaw, AL. Born November 6, 1941 in Wheeling, WV, he had lived in Cumming for t ...

Habersham

Mildred Helen Ivester Hallford, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mildred Helen Ivester Hallford, age 87, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Tony Kemp ...

Hall

Edith "Pearl" Anderson Reed, 94, Flowery Branch
Edith "Pearl" Anderson Reed, age 94 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Mildred Virgie Hudgins Rich, 86, Gainesville
Mildred Virgie Hudgins Rich, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 at her residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

David Keith McConnell, 57, Braselton
David Keith McConnell, age 57, of Braselton passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. David was an United States Air Force Veteran, a devout American. He was a big Harley-Davidson bike ...

Lumpkin

Jewell M. Justus, 87, Dahlonega
Mr. Jewell M. Justus, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a period of declining health.Mr. Justus w ...

Other

Robert L. Byers, 43, Hollywood, MD
Commander Robert L. Byers, USN, 43, of Hollywood, MD died April 7, 2014 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. CDR Byers, son of Jimmy and the late Linda (Boling) Byers, was born o ...
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.