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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 27th, 2014

Banks

Victoria Vernon Cafferty, 45, of Winder, passed away Saturday, September 27th, 2014. She was a devoted sister, mother, and daughter. Vicki was a woman of faith who left us with a m ...

Habersham

B. Inez Rawlins, 97, Smyrna, formerly of Habersham County
B. Inez Rawlins, age 97, of Smyrna, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014.Mrs. Rawlins was born June 29, 1917 in Cornelia, Georgia to t ...
Doreen Reems Martin, 94, Cedartown, formerly of Alto
Ms. Doreen Reems Martin, age 94, of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was born on October 26, 1919 in Alto, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Fred ...

Hall

Geraldine Fitzpatrick, 70, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday September 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church for Mrs. Geraldine Fitzpatrick, 70, of Gainesville. Rev. Richard Cole and Rev. Jonatha ...

Jackson

Estelle Vaughan Wood, 78, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Vaughan Wood, 78, of Maysville Georgia, who passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014.Mrs. Wood was born in Centralhatchee, G ...
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for James Wayman McDaniel Jr. of Commerce who died Friday Sept. 26, 2014. Survivors include his wife Gertrude S. McDaniel of the h ...

Other

McKenna Martin, 18, Alpharetta
McKenna Martin, age 18 of Alpharetta, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014.McKenna is survived by her loving parents, Tim and Melinda Martin of Alpharetta; grandparents, Charle ...
Randy Boyd Sorrells, 60, McMinville, Tennessee
Randy Boyd Sorrells, age 60 of McMinville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014. He is preceeded in death by his wife, Kathy Ballew.Randy is survived by his loving dau ...

Stephens

James Edward Ayers, 95, Martin
Mr. James Edward Ayers, age 95, of Toms Creek Road, Martin, GA, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at his residence. A son of the late Samuel Ero and Gladys Taylor Ayers, he ...
Mrs. Virginia Grinstead Moore, age 81, of Hilltop Way, Toccoa passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Walter and Bertie Floyd ...

White

Cora Wade, 94, Cleveland
Mrs. Cora Wade age 94 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday September 27, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Wade was born in Cleveland, Georgia the daughter of the late Marvin and Ella Turn ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.