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Local Obits for Thu. May 15th, 2014

Forsyth

Mrs. Carmen Emerida St. Denis, age 89, of Cumming passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. A native of Orocovis, Puerto Rico, Mrs. St. Denis had lived in Cumming for the past 10 years, ...

Habersham

Frances Timberlake Crosby, 86, Clarkesville
Frances Timberlake Crosby, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mrs. Crosby was born on March 4, 1928 in Florence, Alabama; daughter of the late ...
Rev. Bob Watson, Sr., 84, Demorest
Rev. Bob Watson, Sr., age 84, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Rev. Watson was born on December 21, 1929 in St. Petersburg, Florida; son of the late Will ...

Hall

Kay Heglar Cahill, 75, Buford
Kay H. Cahill, 75, of Buford, GA, died May 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, John B. Cahill, Jr., and her parents, Esther and Pratt Heglar of Kingspor ...

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Herman Reece, 89, Cumming
Herman ReeceFebruary 22, 1925
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.