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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 27th, 2014

Banks

Kathryn Stover Pass, age 84, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at her residence.Mrs. Pass was born on October 7, 1929 in Kingston, West Virginia; daughter ...

Forsyth

Carol Ann Duncan, 69, Cumming
Carol Ann Duncan, age 69 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Carol was a devout Christian who loved to take care of everyone. She always made certain that no one ev ...
Claudie Vee Henderson Frix, age 93, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Frix Sr.; son, John Frix Jr.; grandsons, Timothy Van C ...
Sudha Thavamani, 39, Cumming
Sudha Thavamani, 39 of Cumming, passed away August 27th 2014.A private family service will be held at a later date.Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldandson.comArr ...

Hall

Deborah Elaine Gunter, 58, Hoschton
Deborah Elaine Gunter, age 58, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014.Deborah enjoyed reading, cooking and she loved her family. She was survived by her son Greg Brock ...
Edna Patricia Poole, 83, Gainesville
Edna Patricia Poole, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Augu ...
Dr. Josephas Jackson "Jack" Lancaster, age 90, of the Belmont community in Gainesville passed away on the morning of Wednesday, August 27, 2014.He was born in Hall County ...
Larry Dean Godfrey, 55, Gainesville
Larry Dean Godfrey, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Memorial services are scheduled fo ...
Michael Anthony Davis, 58, Gainesville
Michael Anthony Davis, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.The family will receive friends ...

Lumpkin

Mary Meeks Burks, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Meeks Burks passed away on Wednesday August 27, 2014 following a period of declining health. The family will host a private memorial service at a later date. Condolences ...
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.