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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 12th, 2015

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Carolyn Ann Auville, 53, Winder
Carolyn Ann Auville, age 53, of Winder passed away Monday, October 12, 2015.  Carolyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother,daughter and sister.  Survivors include her h ...

Forsyth

Enrico F. (Rick) Festa, 86, Cumming
Enrico F. (Rick) Festa of Cumming, GA died on October 12, 2015 at the age of 86.  Rick was born in Elizabeth, NJ son of Felix and Carmella Festa.  Rick served in the US A ...
Maryanne Shannon Morgan, 63, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, October 12, 2015. She was a loving mother, faithful friend and avid equestrian. She loved gardening and animals. ...

Habersham

Ricky Neal Jones, 59, Baldwin
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Rev. Ricky Neal Jones, age 59 of Baldwin. Rev. Jones passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Hall

Isiah Wise, 88, Gainesville
On December 22, 1926, Mr. Isiah Wise was born to the late, Mr. and Mrs. Otis(Mary Dunn) Wise in Habersham County, Georgia.  On October 12, 2015, Mr. Wise stepped into eternal ...
Linda Faye Connolly Bailey, 66, Gainesville
Linda Faye Connolly Bailey, 66, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial Services will ...
Betty Loggins Grizzle, 77, Fairburn, Ohio formerly of Gainesville
  Betty Loggins Grizzle, 77, of Fairborn, Ohio, formerly of Gainesville, Ga., passed away, Monday, October 12, 2015, at her home following a period of declining health.&n ...
Felecie C. Miller, 94, Gainesville
Felecie C. Miller, 94,passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015. Born on August 23, 1921,  in Patterson, LA. she was a resident of New Iberia, LA., and she had lived in ...

Jackson

Linda Elaine Baxter, 64, Commerce
  Mrs. Linda Elaine Baxter, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Monday, October 12, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Baxter was born in Commerce to the late Omer Le ...
Nancy Janet Harber Hicks, 89, Commerce
Nancy Janet Harber Hicks passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Janet was born on June 29, 1926, near Commerce, GA to James Jasper and Drucilla ...

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James Otis Crocker, Greenville
James Otis Crocker, 88, of Greenville, widower of Patricia “Patsy” Berry Crocker, died Monday, October 12, 2015. Born in Habersham County, GA, he was a son of the la ...

Stephens

Ruth Kennedy Bowen, 80, Toccoa
Mrs. Ruth Kennedy Bowen, age 80, formerly of Briarwood Drive, Toccoa passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Hartwell, Georgia.   A daughter ...
Albert James Morrow, 93, Toccoa
Mr. Albert James Morrow, age 93 of 4870 Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. A son of the late John Nelson and ...
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.