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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 19th, 2014

Banks

John D. Ward, 87, Alto
John D. Ward, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014.Mr. Ward was born on July 21, 1926 in Hall County, Georgia, to the late Fred and Winnie Jackson Ward. H ...
Ruth Josephine Matheson Cook, age 94, of Alto, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on November 26, 1919, she was a daughter of the late F ...

Habersham

Mildred Free Gunn, 92, Demorest
Mildred Free Gunn, age 92 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at her residence. Born in Rabun County on March 20, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Carol Free and ...

Hall

Eugene Green, 83, Flowery Branch
Mr. Eugene Green, 83, of Flowery Branch, GA. passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his residence. Born in Buford, Georgia, Mr. Green had lived in Hall County for most of his li ...
Harvey 'Mack' Abbott, 91, Gainesville
Harvey "Mack" Abbott, age 91, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Summer's Landing.Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm Su ...
Martha L. Cain, 89, Chestnut
Martha L. Cain age 89 of Chestnut Mountain passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Martin E. Pittman, 40, Gainesville
Mr. Martin E. Pittman, age 40, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Edmund Hartley Jr., age 71, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Mr. Hartley was born in Jacksonville, F ...

Other

Mr. Mark "Marty" Ernest Jordan, age 53 of 446 Parkwood Way, Jonesboro, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his residence.A son of Harold Thomas Jordan and Bess ...
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.