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Local Obits for Thu. May 8th, 2014

Banks

George Milton Patterson, age 86, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 following an extended illness.Mr. Patterson was born on December 19, 1927 in Banks County, ...
Tommy Lee Barrett,, 74, Alto
Tommy Lee Barrett, age 74, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Mr. Barrett was born on July 26, 1939 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Travis Joe and Veatr ...

Dawson

Lawrence Gene Cordell, 57, Dawsonville
Lawrence Gene Cordell, age 57, of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The family will be announcing a memorial service at a later date and time. Ingram Funeral Home ...

Habersham

Betty Ruth Gerrin Smith, 79, Cornelia
Betty Ruth Gerrin smith, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014.Mrs. Smith was born on September 7, 1934, in Demorest, Georgia to the late Lester H. and ...

Hall

Jane Wear, 89, Gainesville
Jane Wear, 89, of Gainesville, passed away May 8, 2014. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard Powers, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Leonard Powers, age 86, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Yonkers, New York, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 12:00 ...
Leslie Denise Grindle, 40, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 12, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Leslie Denise Grindle age 40 of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Di ...
Marie Andre Bullwinkle, 96, Flowery Branch
Marie Andre Bullwinkle, age 96, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. Mrs. Bullwinkle was born in New York and was a long time resident of Sarasota, Florida. A gra ...
Robert M. Smith, 43, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert M. Smith, age 43, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Mae Smith, and his brother, Joel Lee Smith. ...
Rosemary Valentine Styles, 76, Gainesville
Rosemary Valentine Styles, age 76 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services ar ...

Lumpkin

Dr. Kathleen "Suzy " Gruenhagen, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA passed away May 8, 2014.Suzy was a New Jersey native who had lived in Dahlonega since 1992, where she was a facu ...

White

Buford Dyer, 102, Cleveland
Buford Dyer age 102 of Cleveland passed away Thursday May 8, 2014. Mr. Dyer was born Union County the son of the late George and Ida Mae Crumley Dyer. He was preceded in death by ...
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.