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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 19th, 2015

Barrow

Cathleen Denise Lovitt, age 55, of Winder passed away Monday, January 19, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...

Dawson

Robert G. Slim Denny, 75, Dawsonville
Robert G. "Slim" Denny, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 19, 2015 following a sudden illness.Born July 19, 1939 in Cherokee County to the late Cecil, Sr. and ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Jean Ogletree, 87, Cumming
Dorothy Jean Ogletree, age 87, of Cumming, passed away on January 19, 2015. She was a member at Cumming Baptist Church. Dorothy loved watching the Atlanta Braves and Falcons. Sh ...
John Cecil Duncan Sr, 74, Cumming
John Cecil Duncan Sr., 74, of Cumming, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015. Johnny was a member at Concord Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Lenora Gail Ha ...
Virginia Louise Vaughn, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Virginia Louise Vaughn, age 77, of Cumming, GA died January 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Joe Vaughn and sister, Mildred Ward. She is survived by her husband ...

Gwinnett

Berry J. Coty, 70, Buford
Berry J. Coty, 70, of Buford passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the ...
Christine Sloan Underwood, age 66, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Johnie Sloan. She is ...
Lillian Ramey Cole, 87, Buford
Mrs. Lillian Ramey Cole, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Cole; daughters, Darlene Cole McDaniel and ...

Habersham

Claire Roberts DeLand, 68, Cornelia
Claire Roberts DeLand, age 68 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 19, 1946, she was a daughter ...
Ellene Fain Sisk, 91, Clarkesville
Ellene Fain Sisk, age 91 of Clarksville, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Oaks at Limestone. Mrs. Sisk was born August 18, 1923 in Helen to the late John and Lena Alliso ...

Hall

​Harold G. Black, 86, Gainesville
Harold G. Black, 86 of Gainesville died Monday January 19, 2015 at his residence.Black retired from the Gainesville Police Department November 30, 1988 with the rank of Commander. ...
Abbie Virginia Lathem, 90, Gainesville
Abbie Virginia Lathem, age 90, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Commerce, Ga. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Airline Baptist C ...
Dorothy "Dot" Nelle Kinney, 75, of Talmo, GA., passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 following an extended illness. Born in Pendergrass, GA., on January 1, 1940, she wa ...

Other

Patricia Ann Ausborn Murray, 71, Carnesville
Patricia Ann Ausborn Murray, age 71 of Carnesville, passed away Monday, January, 19, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Banks County on August 11, 1943, she was a da ...

Stephens

John D. Jack Webb, 85, Toccoa
Mr. John D. "Jack" Webb, age 85 of Toccoa passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late James Laverne and Rosemary Kelly Webb, he was born Febru ...
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.