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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 29th, 2014

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Sherry Lynn Jolley, 57, Winder
Sherry Lynn Jolley, age 57, of Winder passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Sherry was a wonderful wife, sister, mother and grandmother. She had a beautiful smile and was a delight ...

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Maxwell Gelb, 81, Buford
Maxwell Gelb, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Beverly Weiss Gelb; sons, David Gelb, Smyrna, GA, and Wayn ...
Ronald Lee Bennett, 75, Lilburn
Ronald Lee Bennett, age 75, of Lilburn, Ga. passed away on Friday, July 25th, 2014.At this time no arrangements have been made.Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services Cumming, Ga ...

Habersham

Helen Poston Scott, 73, Cornelia
Helen Poston Scott, 73,went Home to be with the Lord on 7/29/2014.Funeral services for Helen Poston Scott, age 73, of Cornelia will be held at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, ...

Hall

John R. (Dick) McClaren, 98, Gainesville
John Richard (Dick) McClaren passed away on July 29, 2014 at Dogwood Forest in Gainesville, GA. He was born March 23, 1916, to John A. McClaren and Nellie P. Frasier ...
Lawton B. Ladd, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Lawton B. Ladd, age, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Lawton's large ...
Ronald Bruce Eubanks, 60, Gainesville
Ronald Bruce Eubanks, 60, of Gainesville passed away on July 29, 2014 at Cambridge Care Center in Denver Colorado. Memorial services are scheduled for Thurs ...

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Steven J. Melnick, 65, Hoschton
Steven J. Melnick, age 65, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Steven was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Mr. Melnick served in the United States ...
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.