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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 18th, 2014

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James Lamar Ford, 75, Winder
James Lamar Ford, age 75, of Winder passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. He enjoyed woodworking and was a very successful gardener. He was survived by his wife Sara Ford; sons Don ...

Dawson

Michael A. 'Mike' Holtzclaw, 34, Dawsonville
Michael A. "Mike" Holtzclaw, 34, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday August 16, 2014.Born February 2, 1980, Mike was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. He was formerl ...

Forsyth

Dannie Bailey, 66, Cumming
Dannie Bailey, age 66, of Cumming, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, loved her family and loved the Lord. Survivors include her children, B ...

Habersham

Dorothy Fell Parsons, 89, Cornelia
Dorothy "Dotty" Fell Parsons, age 89, of Cornelia, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Calvert, Maryland, on March 14, 1925, she was ...
Marion Lucille Card, 87, Cornelia
Marion Lucille Card, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 following an extended illness.Born in Nebraska on January 01, 1927, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

Harold Meaders Martin, 90, Gainesville
Harold Meaders Martin, age 90, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel o ...
Kenneth Leslie Tanner, Sr, 81, Gillsville
Mr. Kenneth Leslie Tanner, Sr. age 81 of Gillsville died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Willow Wood Nursing Home. Mr. Tanner was born in Anderson, SC to the late, Ezell and Plonie Vo ...
Robert Ranzy Wilson, 90, Clermont
Funeral services for, Robert Ranzy Wilson , age 90 of Clermont will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wauka Mountain B ...

Jackson

Coteel Staniland, 91, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Coteel Staniland, age 91, of Commerce who passed away on Monday August 18th, 2014. Ms. Staniland was the daughter of the late Ja ...
Gary George Hall, 67, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gary George Hall, age 67 of Commerce, who passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014.Mr. Hall was born in Duluth, Georgia a son of the lat ...
Troy Lee Du Bois, 47, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Troy Lee Du Bois, 47, of Braselton, Ga. who passed away Monday August 18, 2014 after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer.Mr. Du Bois ...
Willie Ruth Moak, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Willie Ruth Moak, 90 of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Oak Ridge Tennessee, who passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014.Mrs. Moak w ...

Lumpkin

Beverly Fite Woodward Palmer, 88 of Dahlonega passed away Monday August 18, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. She was of Methodist Faith and ...
Louise 'B.G.' Cowart, 71, Dahlonega
Louise "B.G." Cowart, age 71, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014following an extended illness.A graveside service is scheduled for 11 AM Wednesday, Augu ...
Tom Haas, Sr, 70, Dahlonega
Tom Haas, Sr., age 70, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Tom was the son of the late Joseph and Sophia Haas. He was born and raised in Rockaway Beach, Queens, N ...
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.