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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 7th, 2015

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Jeb Wilkerson, 52, Auburn
Jeb Wilkerson, age 52, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Joe Wilkerson.  He is survived by his wife of ...

Dawson

Martha Ann Kicklighter Holcomb, age 89, of Dawsonville, Georgia died October 7, 2015 after a long illness.  Her love for the Lord was evident to all.  She was a woman of ...
James M. “Jim” Parrish, Jr., 68, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Bor ...

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Joseph Franklin McNutt, 72, Cumming
At the age of 72, Joseph Franklin McNutt passed away unexpectedly, at home, on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 after declining health caused by neuropathy and other health complications ...
Kim Turner Van Horn, 71, Cumming
   Mr. Kim Turner Van Horn, age 71 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015.             Memorial serv ...

Hall

Doris Nell Bailey, 70, Gainesville
The homegoing service for Mrs. Doris Nell Bailey, age 70, of Gainesville, Georgia, will be held Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 Cross Plain ...
Theresa Ellen Frigge, 55, Clermont
Theresa Ellen Frigge, age 55 of Clermont passed away Wednesday, October 07, 2015.  Mrs. Frigge was born on August 05, 1960 in Queens N.Y. to the late John and Cathrine Fleming ...
Steve S. Gillespie, 64, Gainesville
               Steve S. Gillespie, 64, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Northeast G ...
          Jacquelyne “Jackie” Denard Reed, 90, of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Me ...

Jackson

Rachel Edith Martin Terrell, age 88 of Nicholson, GA passed away Wednesday, October 07, 2015.   Mrs. Terrell was the daughter of the late Ruben Ezra and Louella Idella S ...
Iva Jean Wallace, 69, Jefferson
Iva Jean Wallace, age 69, of Jefferson passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  There are no services at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548 ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.