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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 8th, 2014

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Christopher Scott Bishop I, age 56 of Winder passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, ...

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Brenda Sue Swafford, 64, Cumming
Brenda Sue Swafford, age 64 of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Survivors include her children, Joey Swafford of Cumming, Billy Joe Swafford, Jr. of Cumming, Melinda S ...
Laurie Maxwell Gowen, 49, Cumming
Laurie Maxwell Gowen of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Laurie's heart failed after a 12 year struggle ...
Richard Douglas (Doug) Vaughan, 76, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 and entered heaven with a healed body, perfect vision, a renewed sense of ...
Roy Andrew Douglas, 66, Cumming
Roy Andrew Douglas, 66, of Cumming, GA passed away on August 8, 2014. Born in Alpharetta, GA he was the son of the late William and Lily Mae Douglas.He is survived by his wife, Ma ...

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Linda Bagwell Lynn, 67, Sugar Hill
Linda Bagwell Lynn, age 67, of Sugar Hill passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Bagwell; sister, Donnis Bagwell Terry; and stepson ...

Habersham

Christine Masters Johnson, age 68, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 following an extended illness.Mrs. Johnson was born on December 12, 1945 in Conyers, Geor ...

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Grace L Soucie, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Grace L Soucie, 87, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville H ...
Katy Grizzle Morris, 42, Harrison
Ms. Katy Grizzle Morris, age 42, of Harrison suddenly passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from the Chapel of Memorial P ...
Norman F. Reed, Sr, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Norman F. Reed, Sr., age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 1 ...

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Willie Lou Knight, 92, Winder
Willie Lou Knight, age 92, of Winder passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0 ...

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Madgie Illene Donaldson, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Madgie Illene Donaldson, age 70 of Cleveland. Mrs. Donaldson passed away Friday, August 8, 2014.Funeral services a ...
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.