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Local Obits for Mon. May 26th, 2014

Dawson

David E. Johnson, 72, Dawsonville
David E. Johnson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 26, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Born May 9, 1942 in Edison, Georgia to the late James V. and J ...

Forsyth

Jessie Tinsley, 72, Cumming
Jessie Tinsley, age 72 of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Alene Tinsley; sister, Emma Brady; brothers, Willie Frank &qu ...

Habersham

Betty Simpson Ledford, 70, Mt. Airy
Betty Simpson Ledford, age 70, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014.Mrs. Ledford was born on September 19, 1943, in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Clare ...
Clayton Andrew Martin, 20, Baldwin
Clayton Andrew Martin, age 20, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 26, 2014. Born in Jackson County May 3, 1994 he is the son of Juli (Tomlin) and Johnny Irvin, Baldwin and Andy M ...

Hall

Benjamin (Schoolboy) Ivey, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Benjamin "Schoolboy" Ivey, age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia was born August 29, 1940 and passed away May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Boizelle I ...
Billy H. Farr, Sr., 69, Gainesville
Billy H. Farr, Sr., 69, of Gainesville passed away May 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with his wife and family by his side. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday ...
Cora Idelle Loggins Fowler, 94, Gainesville
Cora Idelle Loggins Fowler, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Douglas Ray Sosebee, 63, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday May 28, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Douglas Ray Sosebee, 63, of Gainesville . Rev. Grady White will officiate and burial wi ...
Kenneth M. Beard, 60, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kenneth M. Beard, age 60, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, J. M. Beard, and his grandparents, Alvin and Mary ...
V.J. Strickland, 78, Clarkesville, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. V.J. Strickland, 78 of Clarkesville formerly of Gainesville died Monday May 26, 2014 at his residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Strickland had lived in Hall County for most ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Harold Wallace (Pete) Haynes, 78, of Commerce, who died Monday morning at his residence. He was the son of the late Earnest and W ...
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.