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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 24th, 2014


Debra Stroup Peels, 60, Dawsonville
Debra Stroup Peels, age 60, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014.Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. at Byars Fu ...
Edward 'Ed' Reeves, 89, Dawsonville
Edward "Ed" Reeves, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 24, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born October 31, 1924 in Lumpkin County ...
Edward "Ed" Reeves, 89, Dawsonville
Edward "Ed" Reeves, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 24, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born October 31, 1924 in Lumpkin County ...


Larry William Thompson, 67, Cumming
Larry William Thompson, 67, of Cumming, GA died on July 24, 2014 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, PA he was the son of the late Perry and Edna Thompson.Larry ser ...


John Devereux Marshall, 71, John's Creek
John Devereux Marshall, 71, of John's Creek, GA, was born in Olympia, Washington to Frederic Devereux Marshall and Helen Theresa Marshall, tragically passed away on July 24, 2 ...


Cynthia Ann Gibson, 47, Alto
Cynthia Ann Gibson, age 47, of Alto, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her residence.Mrs. Gibson was born in Onieda, New York on March 5, 1967. She was a member of Riverben ...


Shirley Ann Shields, 52, Gainesville
Shirley Ann Shields, 52, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:0 ...


Perry Louis Mote, 62, Talmo
Perry Louis Mote, age 62, of Talmo passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. He was survived by his sons Chasen Mote and significant other Cory Firestine; Frankie Mote and wife Jamaica ...


Mary Lou Ward Jarrard, 82, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Lou Ward Jarrard, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mary Lou was a lifelong resid ...


Edna Dale Ingram, 88, Warner Robins
Edna Dale Ingram, 88, of Warner Robins passed away Tuesday July 22, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Mrs. Ingram was born January 12, 1926 to the late J ...
Houa Yong Xiong, 72, Oxford
Houa Yong Xiong, age 72, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Graveside Service and Interment will be held 11:00 a.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Laurel Hills Memory Gar ...
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.