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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 29th, 2014

Dawson

Sally Burt, 99, Dawsonville
Sally Burt, 99, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 28, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born January 2, 1915 in Blairsville, ...

Forsyth

James "Jim" Thomas Voerg, Sr., age 60, passed away in Cumming, GA on August 29, 2014. Born in Strongsville, OH, a suburb of Cleveland, he is preceded in death by his par ...

Hall

Glenn W. Spooner, 68, Gainesville
Glenn W. Spooner, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Spooner was born May 5, 1946 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late G ...

Jackson

Robin Leah Stansel Shumake, 55, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Robin Leah Stansel Shumake, age 55 of Pendergrass, Georgia, who entered into rest Friday, August 29, 2014.Ms. Shumake was born in Wind ...

Lumpkin

Cindy Denise Mobley Chapman, 48 of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at her residence. She is survived by her children, Son, Brett Kidd of Newnan, GA and Mariss ...

Other

Justin Michael Miles, 23, Alpharetta
Justin Michael Miles, 23 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on August 29, 2014. He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Horace and Violet Miles and maternal grandfather Robert ...
Timothy Hal Burnette, 57, Marietta
Mr. Timothy Hal Burnette, age 57 of 2574 Cedar Canyon Drive, Marietta, GA, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Hospice of Atlanta. The son of Ruby Cash Burnette Shafer and the l ...
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.