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Local Obits for Fri. May 16th, 2014

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Zelma Hicks, 85, Winder
Zelma Hicks, age 85, of Winder passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. A private memorial service will be held at Lawson Funeral Home. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, ...

Forsyth

Claude Kennedy Hammond, 84, Cumming
Claude Kennedy Hammond, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014. He was a member and Usher at Cumming Baptist Church for many years. Claude loved to work in his large g ...
Sidney Clyde Joiner, 81, Cumming
Sidney Clyde Joiner, 81, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Embracing Hospice, Cumming, GA. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.He is preceded in de ...

Gwinnett

Ryan Edward Kibbe, 17, Suwanee
Ryan Edward Kibbe, 17, of Suwanee, GA died on May 16, 2014. Born in Tampa, FL he was the loving son of Ronald and Catherine Kibbe of Suwanee.Ryan grew up in Georgia, moving to the ...
William A. Anderson, 54, Lawrenceville
William A. "Bill" Anderson, age 54, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died suddenly Friday, May 16, 2014. Mr. Anderson has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Tue ...

Habersham

Shirley G. Ross, 65, Clarkesville
Shirley G. Ross, age 65, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014. Mrs. Ross was born on June 27, 1948 in Richwood, West Virginia; daughter of the late James W. ...

Hall

Jimmy Franklin Nalley, 61, Gainesville
Jimmy Franklin Nalley, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday ...

Jackson

Albert Troy Phillips, Sr, 87, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Albert Troy Phillips, Sr., 87, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014.Mr. Phillips was born in Bellaire, Ohio a ...
Gary Mark Peters, 50, Braselton
Mr. Gary Mark Peters, age 50, of Braselton passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will take place 3:00

Lumpkin

Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards), age 89, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 following an extended illness.Junior was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a m ...
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.