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Local Obits for Thu. May 29th, 2014

Forsyth

Michael Bland Lewis, 71, Cumming
Michael Bland Lewis, age 71, received his final reward of eternal peace on May 29, 2014 after a two year illness. Michael Bland was born on April 3, 1943 in Atlanta, GA. He was pr ...

Gwinnett

Juanita Davis, 87, Buford
Mrs. Juanita Davis, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Davis, Jr. She is survived by her children, Mela ...

Habersham

Frances Maria Morris Elrod Mote, age 81 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on May 23, 1933, she was a da ...
Harold T. Eide, 79, Demorest
Harold Theodore Eide, age 79, of Demorest, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014.Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 29, 1935, he was a son of the late Anton Eide and Ella Enger E ...
James Pearson Tyler, age 86 of Alto, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his residence. Born in Rabun County on September 16, 1927, he was a son of the late Harve Tyler and Mart ...
James William York, 89, Demorest
James William York, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 following a brief illness.Mr. York was born on January 14, 1925 in Rabun County, Georgia; so ...

Hall

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Prickett Edwards Parks of Gainesville, died on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Parks was born in Walnut Grove, AL., but had lived most of her li ...

Jackson

Sandra Gall Cleveland, 64, Hoschton
Sandra Gall Cleveland, age 64, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. Sandra was an artist who loved the mountains, nature, the beach and motorcycling. She worked for 29 ...

Lumpkin

Bernice Crane Forziati, 84, Dahlonega
Bernice Crane Forziati, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mrs. Forziati was born December 24, 1929 in Madison County to th ...

Rabun

Dillard Wavery Barron, 79, Clayton
Dillard Wavery Barron, 79, of Clayton, GA, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center.He was born August 10, 1934 in Habersham County and was the son of Wa ...
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.