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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 6th, 2015

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Jose David Vaca-Juarez, 14, Bethlehem
Jose David Vaca-Juarez, age 14, of Bethlehem passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Friday, October 9, 2015 at St. Matthews Catholic Chu ...

Dawson

Terry Alan Jones, 61, Dawsonville
Terry Alan Jones, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 5, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born October 22, 1953 in Atlanta to the late Sea ...

Forsyth

Lucy F. Hildebrand, 90, Cumming
Lucy F. Hildebrand, 90, of Cumming GA, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Brendan&rsqu ...

Gwinnett

Andrew (Andy) Ferencik, 96, Suwanee
Andrew “Andy” Ferencik, age 96, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, Lois Ruth Ferencik. He ...

Hall

Amethyst Cheyenne Meeks, inf, Gainesville
Amethyst Cheyenne Meeks, infant, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Memorial Park North Riverside Cha ...
Carolyn Watkins Puckette, 79, Flowery Branch
Ms. Carolyn Watkins Puckette, age 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015, after a period of declining health.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., ...

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Greig Lee Hagan, 51, Danielsville
              Mr. Greig Lee Hagan, age 51 of Danielsville died Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  Mr. Hagan was born in ...

Towns

Dollie Foster, 85, Hiawassee
     Mrs. Dollie Foster, age 85 of Hiawassee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice following an extended illness.    ...
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.