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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 5th, 2015

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   James Edward “Ed” Cates of Auburn, Georgia, loving Son, Brother, Nephew, Cousin and Friend was born July 11, 1958 in Moultrie, Georgia and entered into God ...

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Henry Willis Byrd, 91, Dawsonville
Henry Willis Byrd, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born June 10, 1924 in Dawson ...

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  Christopher Wayne Renfrow, age 30, of Cumming passed away Monday, October 5, 2015. Chris was a native of Bloomington, IL and spent most of his life in Winter Haven Florid ...

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Annette Roberts Carey,, 68, Cornelia
Annette Roberts Carey, age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on October 5, 2015  . Mrs. Carey was born on December 8, 1947, in Tallahassee, Florida to the late Kenneth ...

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Bobbie Jean Gilmer, 83, Murrayville
Mrs. Bobbie Jean Gilmer, age 83, of Murrayville passed away Monday, October 05, 2015 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining health. A native of Douglas ...
Ralph T. McCrary, 74, Gainesville
            Mr. Ralph Thompson McCrary, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 in Panama City, Florida ...
Patricia Woodall Shelton, 70, Gainesville
Ms. Patricia Woodall Shelton, age 70, of Gainesville passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral Services will be 12:00 p.m., Thursday ...
James E Summerour, 79, Gainesville
James E Summerour, age 79 of Gainesville, Ga passed away October, 5 2015. Funeral Services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home. 

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Joyce Nell Kent, 77, Jefferson
Ms. Joyce Nell Kent, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, October 5, 2015 at her residence.  Ms. Kent was born in Commerce to the late Andrew and Annie Bell Archer Jackson.&n ...
Carole Ann Fleck Miavitz, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Carole Ann Fleck Miavitz, age 71, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015. Mrs. Miavitz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, ...

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Leeman Lee Davenport, 89, Dahlonega
Leeman Lee Davenport, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega following a period of declining health. Leeman w ...

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Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Howard William Carrera, age 75 of Sautee. Mr. Carrera passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015. Memorial services are sche ...
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.