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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 28th, 2015

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Charles E. 'Red' Harrison, 80, Bethlehem
Mr. Charles E. "Red" Harrison, age 80, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away October 28, 201 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia.  Born in Bethlemen, Georgia, ...

Forsyth

Christopher Ray Brown, 39, Cumming
Christopher Ray Brown age 39 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.    He is survived by parents, Jimmy Ray and Sandra Brown of Cumming; sisters, a ...
Ken Bradley Rickett, age 53 Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.  He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, ...

Gwinnett

Terri Blinn Demchak, 59, Duluth
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Terri Blinn Demchak, age 59, of Duluth, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Mrs. Demchak was born in Cleveland, ...

Hall

Ruth Stringer Jarrells, 65, Flowery Branch
Ruth Stringer Jarrells age 65 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday October 28, 2015. Visitation will be held on Saturday October 31, 2015 7pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. ...
Bruce Russell Lind, 59, Flowery Branch
Mr. Bruce Russell Lind, 59, Flowery Branch died Wednesday October 28, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Lind was the son of the l ...
Charles Donald (Don) Mull, 81, Gainesville
  Mr. Charles Donald (Don) Mull, age 81, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.       ...

Jackson

James “J.D.” Dorsey Morris, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday October 28, 2015.   Mr. Morris was the son of the late Hollis and Dorothy Ward Morri ...

White

Quitman Walter Tritt, 91, Sautee
Quitman Walter Tritt, age 91 of Sautee, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Tritt was born on April 24, 1924, in Suches, Georgia, to the late Lo ...
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.