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Annie Christine Worley, 89, Bethlehem
Annie Christine Worley, age 89 of Bethlehem, GA, died Thursday August 28, 2014 after an extended illness. Graveside service will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Ham ...

Dawson

Carolyn Bennett Hammond, 70, Dawsonville
Carolyn Bennett Hammond, age 70 of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. Mrs. Hammond was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her daugh ...

Forsyth

Steven Jeffrey Michael Anthony, 70, of Cumming, GA passed away, peacefully, with his family by his side on August 28, 2014. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Eugen ...

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Hazel Irene Haney Dean, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Hazel Irene Haney Dean, age 88, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bobby Gastley of ...

Hall

David Ellis, 60, Gainesville
David Ellis, age 60, died in the arms of his loving wife Renee' on Aug. 28th 2014, after a brave fight with NSCLC cancer. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm S ...

Jackson

Carl Pratt Grizzle, 81, Braselton
Carl Pratt Grizzle, age 81 of Braselton, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. The family will have a private memoria ...

Stephens

John Daniel Bray, 59, Toccoa
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the passing of John Daniel Bray, age 59, of Toccoa who passed away on August 28th, 2014. He was the son of the late David Lewis Bray Sr. and ...
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.