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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 27th, 2015

Forsyth

Bill Usbeck, 63, Buford
Mr. Bill Usbeck, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Bonnie Robertson Usbeck, Buford, GA; children, Amy ...
Chris Croft, 52, Cumming
Chris Croft, age 52 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Croft; daughter, Cortney Boles and her mother, Helen Cowart. ...
Ronny Reamer Floyd, 71, Cumming
Ronny Reamer Floyd, age 71, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015. A native of Lake City, SC, Mr. Floyd loved hunting, fishing, his animals and being outdoors. He is p ...
William "Shorty" Strayhorn, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Cumming. Shorty is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Bruno G. Canario, 90, Suwanee
Bruno G. Canario, 90, of Suwanee, GA died on January 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Elvira and Antonio Canario.Bruno served ...
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., 77, Buford
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Allene Cole Fricks; sister and brother-in- ...
LaNell M. Haggard, 74, Buford
LaNell M. Haggard, age 74 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...

Habersham

Willie Mae Ward McCommon, 90, Gillsville
WILLIE MAE WARD McCOMMON, age 90, of Gillsville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Northridge Nursing Facility.Mrs. McCommon was born on November 14, 1924 in Clermont ...

Hall

Inez Brock, 86, Gainesville
Inez Brock, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Hall County she was born on January 21, 1929. Mrs. B ...
Sarah Evelyn Nix, 93, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday January 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sarah Evelyn (Pidge) Nix age 93 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle and ...

Jackson

Bonnie Cowart Loggins, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Bonnie Cowart Loggins, age 77 of Commerce died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Loggins was born in Commerce to the late, Hoyt and Mamie Wil ...

Stephens

Mr. Clinton Eugene Simmons, age 59 of 676 Chapel Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Ben J. and Mary Elizabeth Whitfield ...

White

Vicki Lynn Davis, 62, Cleveland
Vicki Lynn Davis, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born on September 9, 1952, in Atlanta, GA, to the late Wi ...
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.