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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 20th, 2014

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Margaret Dale Lyons, 71, Winder
Margaret Dale Lyons, age 71, of Winder passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0 ...

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Jennifer Lawless, 43, Lula
Jennifer Lawless age 43, of Lula, passed away on August 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Clarks Bridge Park. She is survived ...
Rev. Dr. George Emory Bell, Sr. age 80, of Gainesville, or as he was known by family and friends "Emory", died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cen ...

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Beverly Jan Attaway, 70, Hoschton
Mrs. Beverly Jan Attaway, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at her home surrounded by family, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 11:0 ...

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David P. Lacourse, 76, Sautee Nacoochee
David Paul LaCourse, age 76, died on August 20, 2014, from complications after surgery. A resident of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, and former resident of Hudson, Massachusetts, he wa ...
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.