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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 18th, 2014

Banks

Jerry Lee Franklin, 60, Baldwin
Jerry Lee Franklin, age 60, of Baldwin, Ga., passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his residence.Mr. Franklin was born on February 23, 1954, in Spartanburg, SC., to the late Mari ...

Forsyth

Sara Jo Cox, 75, Cumming
Sara was born April 10, 1939 in Conyers, Georgia and passed away July 18, 2014 in McDonough, Georgia. Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll W. Cox. Sara was a devoted ...
Sara Power Cash, 81, Cumming
Sara Power Cash, age 81 of Cumming, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. She was a member of AA since 1967. Sara is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Blake Cash, SR.; sons, Ro ...

Hall

Harold S. Lanier, 92, Clermont
Harold S. Lanier age 92 of Clermont, Ga. died July 18, 2014 at his residence. Services will be announced later. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.
Harold Stone Lanier, 92, Clermont
Mr. Harold Stone Lanier, 92, of Clermont, passed away on July l8, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Trinity United M ...
Pamela Dale Williams, 56, Statham
Pamela Dale Williams, age 56, of Statham passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. Pamela was a devoted mother, sister and aunt. She was survived by her son Brandon Williams and wife Gin ...
Suzanne Jannine Baker, 52, Flowery Branch
Suzanne Jannine Baker, 52, of Flowery Branch passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 following an extended illness.Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.Mrs. Baker was b ...
Vera Davis Cantrell, 90, Gainesville
Vera Davis Cantrell, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
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.