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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 25th, 2014

Banks

Samuel E. Pressley, 72, Maysville
Samuel E. Pressley, 72, of Maysville, died Friday July 25, 2014. Little & Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.​

Forsyth

Donald Webster Martin, 75, Cumming
Donald Webster Martin, 75, of Cumming, GA died on July 25, 2014 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late Buell and Edith Martin.A long-time resid ...
Edith Sosebee Wright, 97, Cumming
Edith Sosebee Wright, age 97,a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Edith was born April 24, 1917, the second child of Arthur and Beulah Wallis S ...
Ruby G Nelson, 85, Cumming
Ruby G Nelson, age 85 of Cumming, passed away Friday July 25th 2014. She is preceded in death by Great Granddaughter Cheyenne Heard. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Heard of ...

Gwinnett

Christine Meredith Budde, 44, Sugar Hill
Christine Meredith Budde, 44, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at her residence.A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Chur ...
Lara L. Fink, 59, Buford
Lara L. Fink, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, David T. Fink; daughter, Jenny Lynn Rodriguez, Auburn, ...
Meredith "Billie" Turner Smith is at peace and rejoicing with her Lord and Savior as of July 25, 2014. Billie was born in LaGrange, Georgia on February 23, 1917 to Willia ...

Hall

John Richard Pittman, 67, Gainesville
John R. Pittman was born May 22, 1947, in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Ralph and Inez Pittman. Johnny went to his heavenly home on July 25, 2014, with his family by his side a ...
William Taft Sargent, Jr., 65, Gainsville
Mr. William Taft Sargent, Jr. 65 of Gainesville died Friday July 25, 2014 at his residence.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Sargent was the son of the late William Taft, Sr. ...

Jackson

Phillip Marion Howard, 60, Jefferson
Phillip Marion Howard , age 60, of Jefferson passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Phillip enjoyed camping and had a passion for cars. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Caroldene Adkins "Carol" Wade, age 66 of Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa. A daughter of the late John William ...
Jessie Isbell Holland, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Jessie Isbell Holland, age 86, of 269 Hospital Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greer, South Carolina.A daughter of ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Patricia Gail Alexander Brown, age 65 of Toccoa, formerly of Cleveland.Mrs. Brown passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. ...

White

Roy Collins, 79, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday July 28, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Roy Collins, age 79 of Clevleland.The Rev. Lamar Purcell and Rev. Lamar Ask ...
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.