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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Dr. Oliver Ennis Goettee, Jr, age 81, passed away on June 24, 2014. He was a graduate of The Citadel and Emory University Dental School. He practiced dentistry in the Atlanta are ...
Erlene Johnson, 78, Cumming
Erlene Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday June 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Ethel Jones, her brothers TJ, Granville (Bud), Grover (Billy ...
Erlene Margaret Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gold City Assisted Living , Dahlonega, GA. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 28, ...

Gwinnett

Norma June Preston, 89, Suwanee
Norma June Preston, 89, passed away early Tuesday morning from complications arising from an unexpected surgery. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-gr ...

Hall

Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, Gainesville
Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Ormsby, PA passed away June 23, 2014.Alvin was born February 7, 1936 in Johnstown, PA to the late Angus and Ruth Saltsgiver ...
Mary K. Anderson, 91, Murrayville
Mary Kanaday Anderson (MaMa), age 91 of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a period of declining health. Funera ...
Thomas J. Davis, Jr., 82, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Jackson Davis Jr. was born in Rome, Georgia on July 21, 1931. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master of Science degree in Animal Science in 1955. He ...

Lumpkin

Willard L. Buffington, 91, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday June 27, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Willard Lee Buffington, 91, of Dahlonega. Rev. Gerald Tanton and Rev. David Lyle wil ...
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.