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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 24th, 2014

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Wayne Leslie Edwards, 64, Winder
Mr. Wayne Leslie Edwards, age 64, of Winder, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Doris Clack Edwards; and brothers, ...

Dawson

Mae Elizabeth Mayer, 85, Dawsonville
Mae Elizabeth Mayer, age 85, of Dawsonville, GA died September 24, 2014. Mrs. Mayer was a loving mother and grandmother and a devout Catholic. She was a member of Christ the King C ...

Forsyth

Emily Edgerton Gladstone, 96, wife of the late Robert Thomas Gladstone, Jr., and former resident of Norfolk, VA, and Naples, FL, passed away on September 24th at Gracemont Assisted ...
Florence Evelyn Westbrook Higginbotham of Forsyth County passed away peacefully on September 24, 2014 in the Westbrook family farmhouse where she was born on March 15, 1931. Evelyn ...

Gwinnett

Walter Eugene Bailey, 40, Dacula
Mr. Walter Eugene Bailey, age 40, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Bailey. He is survived by his parent ...

Habersham

Ouida Kimbrell Hardy, 89, Cornelia
Ouida Kimbrell Hardy, age 89, of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at her residence.Born in Banks County on October 6, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Georg ...

Hall

Harry Andrew Sharpnack Sr., age 66 of Oakwood, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Agape Hospice House. Mr. Sharpnack was born August 19, 1948 in Brownsville, PA to th ...
Mary Wiley Martin, 89, Gainesville
Mary Wiley Martin age 89 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday September 24, 2014. A Graveside Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday September 26 at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemete ...
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.