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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 23rd, 2014

Forsyth

Robert Andrew Gotty, 86, of Forsyth County, went to be with Our Lord on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and also a member of their choi ...
Sarah Leen Bagley, 89, Cumming
Sarah Leen Bagley, age 89, of Cumming passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Lee Bagley; son, Harry Lee Bagley; parents, Marvin and ...

Gwinnett

Judy Kemp Pembroke, 71, Buford
Judy Kemp "Mama B" Pembroke, age 71 of Buford, GA died suddenly Saturday, August 23, 2014. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Hamilton Mi ...
Mrs. Louise Chadwick Barrett, age 79, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Ida King Chadwick; and brother, Ger ...

Habersham

Harvey J. Conger, 88, Cornelia
HARVEY J. CONGER, age 88 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Habersham Home East following an extended illness. Born in Madison County, Indiana on ...

Hall

Brenda Pittman Smith, 73, Oakwood
Ms. Brenda Pittman Smith, age 73, of Oakwood passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at her residence, following a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., August 26, 2014 ...

Lumpkin

Zennie Weaver, 101, Dahlonega
Mrs. Zennie Weaver, age 101, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014.She was born and raised in Gilmer County, and moved to Lumpkin County in 1960. Zennie was a hom ...

Other

Virginio Louis Piucci, 88, Naperville
Dr. Virginio Louis Piucci died peacefully at his home in Naperville on the 23rd of August, 2014. He was 88. He was surrounded by his family. He was born on November 1, 1925 t ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mildred Hilley Hardman, age 93, of 4100 Williams Bridge Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Inman a ...

White

Gustavus Adolphus Puryear III, 72, of Sautee, Georgia, died August 23, 2014, in Gainesville, Georgia, of complications from an unexpected stroke. Gus was born July 17, 1942, in Na ...
Joice E. Westmoreland, 74, Cleveland
Joice E. Westmoreland, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014. Ms. Westmoreland was born July 15, 1940 in Cleveland, GA to Hallie Chambers Warwick and the late ...
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.