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Local Obits for Sun. May 4th, 2014

Dawson

Maggie L. Cranford, 99, Dawsonville
Miss Maggie L. Cranford, age 99, of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014. She is the oldest member of Lebanon Baptist Church. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents ...

Forsyth

Christine F. Bowman, 88, Cumming
Christine F. Bowman, age 88, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. Born March 26, 1926 in Mooresville, NC, Chris had lived in Cumming since 2007, moving here from Orland ...
Deborah Ann (Nee) Donohue passed May 4th, 2014 a the age of 56. Debbie was born on February 14,1958, in Boston, MA. She was predeceased by her loving parents Gladys (Wilfong) and ...
Willie Paul McClain, Jr., age 83 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was a member of Cumming Baptist Church and retired from Lockheed. Paul was a loving husband, fat ...

Hall

Grace Nell Pepper Roberts, 80, Gillsville
Grace Nell Pepper Roberts, 80, of Gillsville passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday May 4, 2014 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednes ...
Patricia Jewell Prince, 84, Gainesville
Patricia Ann Jewell Prince, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Sunday, May 4 at home after a valiant battle against cancer, surrounded by her family. Sh ...
Patricia Julia Howorth, 86, Gainesville
Patricia Julia Howorth, 86, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday May 4, 2014. She was born in Teaneck, New Jersey.Along with working in the Insurance industry with her husband Ja ...
Violet Suggs Autry, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Violet Suggs Autry, age 87, of Gainesville, passed away May 4, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Autry was born November 24, 1926 in Gainesville, GA. M ...

Jackson

Barbara Treadwell Heenan, 74, Jefferson
Barbara Treadwell Heenan passed to the Lord Sunday May 4, 2014. Barbara "Bobbi" Heenan was born September 25, 1939 in Ocala, Florida to Oris and Jobe Treadwell. Bobbi was ...
Mr. Robert "Bob" Talmadge Love, age 82 of Commerce died May 3, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Love was born in Commerce to the late, Elbert Barney Love, Sr. and Beluah Snipe ...

Lumpkin

Frances Barrett, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Frances Barrett, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, May 4, 2014 following an extended illness.Frances was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Philippi Bap ...
Homer Lemley, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Homer Lemley, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Homer was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where he retired fro ...
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.