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Local Obits for Mon. May 5th, 2014

Banks

Bonnie Ayers Shubert, age 89 of Alto, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at New Horizons Limestone. Born in Banks County on December 1, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Rom Ayers ...

Barrow

Marilyn Ann Taynor, 74, Auburn
Marilyn Ann Taynor, age 74, of Auburn passed away Monday, May 5, 2014. The family will hold a private memorial at a later date. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, ...

Forsyth

Carol Ann Paton, Cumming
Carol Ann Paton (Lortie) was born and raised in Bloomington Illinois. She was the daughter of James and Ann Lortie, who now reside in Cumming, Georgia. Carol attended Central Cath ...

Gwinnett

Bryan Harrison Fisher, 47, Dacula
Mr. Bryan Harrison Fisher, age 47, of Dacula, GA passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Linda Baker Fisher; stepchildren, Erica Bane Rodriguez, Dunwoody, ...
Keith B. Parker, 56, Buford
Keith B. Parker, age 56, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Olivia Parker. He is survived by his partner of thirty years, D ...

Hall

Charles Anthony 'Tony' Marlowe, 57, Flowery Branch
Charles Anthony "Tony" Marlowe, age 57 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Gladys Alewine Sisum, age 64 of Lula, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at her residence. Born in Honea Path, South Carolina on June 24, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Oscar L ...
Ralph Walter Brechter, 79, Gainesville
Ralph Walter Brechter, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on May 5, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, May ...

Lumpkin

Helen Beatrice (Moore) Dowdy, 94, Dahlonega, formerly of Tampa, Fla.
Mrs. Helen Beatrice (Moore) Dowdy, age 94, of Dahlonega, Georgia formerly of Tampa, Florida, passed away Monday, May 05, 2014.Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, May 12 20 ...

Other

Hector Luis Rivera, 67, St. Croix
Hector Luis Rivera, 67, of St Croix, USVI passed away on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the VA hospital in Decatur, Georgia. Born in Vieques, Puerto Rico on April 22, 1947 he came t ...
Louis Edward Eldridge, 86, Porterdale, Ga.
Louis Edward Eldridge, age 86 of Porterdale, passed away on Monday, May 05, 2014 at the Georgia War Veteran's Home in Milledgeville, Georgia following an extended illness. Bo ...
Raymond Douglas Gunsten, 47, Alpharetta
Raymond Douglas Gunsten age 47 of Alpharetta, Ga. Died on May 5th, 2014. A private family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonald ...

White

Frank Kenneth Gerace Jr., 80, Cleveland
Frank Kenneth Gerace Jr., age 80, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 05, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...
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.