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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 23rd, 2015

Dawson

Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, Dawsonville
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart."   Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday October 23, 2015 at her residence f ...

Forsyth

Michael Lee Everett, 64, a resident of Forsyth County since 1985. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and worked as a routeman for Coca-Cola for over 30 years. Michael&rsq ...
Col. Donald Waldo Mishler, born January 18, 1922 in McPherson KS, passed away October 23,2015 in Cumming, GA. He and his wife, Phyllis, moved there from Austin, TX. two years ago t ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Rodney “Rod” Ray Horrocks, age 57, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at his residence, with family. Memorial Mass will be 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oc ...

Hall

Mr. Roderick Horacio (Ricky) Carruth, Sr., 54, of Gainesville, Georgia passed October 23, 2015. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm., at Greater ...
Katherine Ruby Brewer Cooper, 86, Gainesville
Katherine Ruby Brewer Cooper, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Clarence W. Croy, 75, Gainesville
Clarence W. Croy, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  &n ...
Jane Neff Hulsey, 89, Gainesville
Jane Neff Hulsey passed away peacefully on October 23, 2015. She was born in Gadsden, Alabama on January 23, 1926, where she attended elementary and high school. Jane was predece ...
Melrose C Monroe, 96, Gainesville
Melrose C Monroe, age 96 of Gainesville passed away Friday October 23, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

William N. Harber, 82, Commerce
Willilam N. " Buddy " Harber 82 of Commerce passed away Friday Oct. 23,2015 at his residence. He was the son of the late James Jasper and Drucilla McCoy Harber. Mr. Harbe ...
George Irvin Sanders, 62, Jefferson
George Ervin Sanders, age 62 of Jefferson, GA passed away Friday October 23, 2015.  Mr. Sanders was the son of George Thomas Sanders of Jefferson and the late Shirley Ann B ...

Lumpkin

Kenneth Woodrow Pruitt, 75, Dahlonega
Kenneth Woodrow Pruitt, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Kenneth was a native and lifel ...

Rabun

Dale L. Watkins, 65, Tiger
Dale L. Watkins, 65, of Tiger, GA, passed away at Mountain Lakes Medical Center, Friday, October 23, 2015.   He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the late Mild ...

Stephens

Mr. Timothy “T-Bone” Andrew Pless age 24 of 41 Lakeview Trail, Martin passed away Friday October 23, 2015 at his residence.   A son of Teresa Cingel Pless and th ...

White

Mary Elizabeth Bertone, 101, Cleveland
Mary Elizabeth Bertone, age 101 of Cleveland passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015.                 Mary Elizabeth (DeVito) Bertone is th ...
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.