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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Sep 22nd, 2014

Habersham

J. Perry Hendrix, 85, Demorest
J. Perry Hendrix, age 85 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014.Mr. Hendrix was born on December 25, 1928 in Barrow County, Georgia to the late Henry Edward ...
Marvin Lee Lynch, Jr., 52, Clarkesville
Marvin Lee Lynch, Jr., age 52, of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at his residence.Born in Demorest on July 12, 1962, he was a son of Marvin Lee Lynch, Sr. an ...

Hall

Betty Jean Martin, 77, Gainesville
Ms. Betty Jean Martin, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 2 ...
Joe R. Woodall, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Joe R. Woodall, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by family, following an extended illness. Funer ...

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Norman Straham Ivie, 81, Athens
Norman Straham Ivie, age 81, Athens, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Mr. Ivie was born on September 9, 1933, in Mountain City, Georgia, to the late James Pryo ...
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.