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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 23rd, 2014

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George Ollin Gober, 67, Cumming
George Ollin Gober, age 67, of Cumming, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, George Gober and son, Travis Gober. He is survived by his lov ...
Marie Moore, 78, Cumming
Marie Moore, of Cumming, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014. She was a Real Estate Broker for 30 years and a member of the Million Dollar Club. She is survived by her daughters ...

Hall

Coleman Collins, Jr, 85, Gainesville
Coleman Collins, Jr., age 85, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedule ...
Lena Tubbs Shoaf, 87, Gainesville
Ms. Lena Tubbs Shoaf, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, June 23, 2014 following a long courageous battle with ca ...
Nellie Mae Loggins Smallwood, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Nellie Mae Loggins Smallwood (Ma) age 88 of Gainesville passed away Monday June 23, 2014 at New Horizons Lanier Park.Funeral services will be held at Dewberry Baptist Church # ...
Ruby Nell Rider Dispain, 75, Clermont
Ruby Nell Rider Dispain, age 75 of Clermont, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wedn ...

Jackson

Penny Renee Griffin, 52, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Penny Renee Griffin, age 52, of Commerce who passed away on Saturday June 21st, 2014. Mrs. Griffin was the daughter of the late ...
Tauhwana Joan Skelton, 67, Hoschton
Tauhwana Joan Skelton, age 67, of Hoschton passed away Monday, June 23, 2014. She was survived by her husband James Howard Skelton; sons Phil Holder and wife Diane of Braselton, J ...

Other

Roger Moise DeLeon, Jr., 75, Norcross
Roger Moise DeLeon, Jr., known to all as "Dodger", died Monday, June 23, 2014 with his family at his side. He was a native of Norcross, born August 5, 1938 to Roger & ...
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.