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Local Obits for Mon. May 12th, 2014

Hall

Anida Belliveau Geer, 90, Gainesville
Anida Belliveau Geer, 90 of Gainesville, Georgia passed peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 12, 2014. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church where she served wi ...
Billy Martin, Jr,, 54, Cornelia
Billy Martin, Jr, age 54, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014. Mr. Martin was born on March 6, 1960 in Habersham County, Georgia. He was preceded in death by h ...
John Henry Neal, Jr., 70, Gainesville
John Henry Neal, Jr., age 70 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial services are sched ...

Jackson

Patricia Ann Peek, 70, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Patricia Ann Peek, age 70, of Commerce who passed away on Monday, May 12th, 2014. Ms. Peek was the daughter of the late Francis ...
Ricky D. Pruitt, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ricky D. Pruitt, age 53, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014. Mr. Pruitt was born in Winder, GA, a son to Mrs. Linda ...

Other

Clora Vester Bell Harris, age 73 of Decatur, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Mesun Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Satur ...
Mrs. Georgina Trujillo-Martinez of Marietta passed on May 12, 2014. Gregory B Levett and Sons & Crematory Inc. North Gwinnett Chapel, 201 Morningside Dr., Buford GA 30518 (770) ...
Larry D. (Lance) Hart Jr., 43, BallGround
Larry D. (Lance) Hart Jr., 43, of Ball Ground, GA, was fatally injured in a vehicle accident May 12 in the St. Louis area. He previously served on the Canton, Smyrna, and Acworth ...
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.