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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 8th, 2015

Banks

Mrs. Florence Ella "Tootsie" Sims Whitehead, age 78, of Gillsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 08, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...

Forsyth

Josephine 'Jay' Quin, 85, Cumming
Josephine "Jay" Quin, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on January 8, 2015. Born in Orange, NJ she was the daughter of the late James and Nellie Iuso. She is also predecea ...

Gwinnett

Herman Kenneth Bray, 87, Suwanee
Herman Kenneth Bray, age 87 of Suwanee, GA and formerly of Pensacola, FL died Thursday, January 8, 2015 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held Sunday, January 11 ...
Wendy Reagin Ham, 53, Buford
Wendy Reagin Ham, age 53 of Buford, GA died Thursday, January 8, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Ham has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 10 ...

Habersham

Lawrence Sheppard, 91, Batesville
Funeral services for Lawrence Sheppard, age 91 of the Batesville community will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM from the Providence Baptist Church with interment t ...

Hall

Joe F. Walters, 92, Gainesville
Joe F. Walters, Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, 92, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday January 8, 2015 following a long illness. Joe retired from the Air Force with 22 years ...
Juanita Chambers Lewallen, 84, Flowery Branch
Juanita Chambers Lewallen, 84, of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be he ...
Margaret Moore Joseph, 96, Gainesville
Margaret Moore Joseph, age 96, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Charles N. Joseph; and so ...

Jackson

Paul 'Denny' Arrington, 75, Braselton
Paul "Denny" Arrington, age 75, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Belle (Merb) Dilbeck Ar ...
Peter Mekosh, 96, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Peter Mekosh, age 96, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at home. Mr. Mekosh was born in Centralia, Pe ...
Richard O'Kelley, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard O'Kelley, age 71 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 8, 2015. Mr. O'Kelley was born in Cum ...
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.