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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 11th, 2014

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Celso Rivera, 98, Auburn
Celso Rivera, age 98 of Auburn, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. The f ...

Forsyth

Joseph Murphy Eudy, 88, Cumming
Joseph Murphy Eudy, age 88 of Cumming, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preced ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Flora Lawrence Hudgins, age 95, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Hudgins. She is survived by her daughter and ...
J. R. 'Joe' Spence, Jr, 84, Sugar Hill
J. R. "Joe" Spence, Jr., age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years, Mrs. Bill Brogdon Spenc ...

Habersham

Betty Jean McConnell Underwood, age 80, of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on July 1, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Pa ...

Hall

Frank Hennington Nix, Jr., 75, Gainesville
Frank Hennington Nix, Jr. beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend died suddenly on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was born February 27, 1939 in Greenville, MS. Frank, a ...
Mildred Irvin Bray, 85, Gainesville
Mildred Ophelia (Irvin) Bray of Gainesville, Georgia and Maysville, Georgia lost her long and courageous battle with health issues on July 11, 2014. She will be remembered as a lo ...
Ora Frances Brown, 91, Clermont
Ora Frances Brown, 91, of Clermont passed away July 11, 2014 at her residence. She was the daughter of Claud and Hazel Hulsey. She was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church. She r ...
Raymond Myron Reed, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Raymond Myron Reed, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 pm Su ...
Virginia Turpin, 80, Lula
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Virginia Turpin, age 80 of Lula, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and wi ...

Jackson

Scott Douglas Casper, age 51 of Talmo, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Tracey Lee Shoufler, 56, Pendergrass
Ms. Tracey Lee Shoufler, age 56, of Pendergrass, GA died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Shoufler was born in Oak Park, IL to Betty Highfield Shou ...

Lumpkin

Wayne Painter, 72, Dahlonega
Wayne Painter, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Friday July 11, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born November 5, 1941 in Dawson County to the late Charlie ...

Other

"Smiley" Margaret Elaine Hughes Wise, age 62, of Villa Rica, Georgia died Friday, July 11, 2014."Smiley" was born and raised in Dahlonega, Georgia and had lived ...
Virginia Charlene Head, 72, Greensboro
Virginia Charlene Head, age 72, of Greensboro, Georgia died Friday, July 11, 2014 following an extended illness.Virginia was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and had lived the p ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.