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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 11th, 2015

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Reba Mooney Carter, 81, Winder
   Mrs. Reba Mooney Carter, age 81, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 11, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Born in Bethlehem, Georgia she was the daugh ...
John Jackson Wehunt, 77, Winder
John Jackson Wehunt, Sr., age 77, of Winder passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  Mr. Wehunt loved truck driving, walking, animals and children. He was a hard worker and ...

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Donald Wayne “D.W.” Moss, 82, Dawsonville
Donald Wayne “D.W.” Moss, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 11, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born July 13, 1933 to t ...

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LaMoris Torea Burton, 28, Gainesville
  LaMoris Torea Burton, age 28 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Born in Habersham County on May 22, 1987, he was a son of Janice Chappell Burton ...
David Orin Cloud, 86, Gainesville
David Orin Cloud, 86, peacefully passed away on November 11, 2015. He was a resident of Smoky Springs Retirement Community in Gainesville, Ga. David was born in La F ...
Dr. Michael E. “Mike” Johnson, Jr., age 36 of Flowery Branch, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2 ...
Johnny Stevie Stringer, 53, Gainesville
              Mr. Johnny Stevie Stringer, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at North ...
James Hewlette Yarbrough, 76, Gainesville
James Hewlette Yarbrough, age 76, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Hillside Chap ...

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Ann Mize Bruce, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ann Mize Bruce, age 77 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  Mrs. Bruce was born in Warren ...
Jayne Staton Bryan, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jayne Staton Bryan, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  Mrs. Bryan was born in Covington, Ge ...

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Irvin Dale Simpson, 52, Toccoa
Mr. Irvin Dale Simpson, age 52 of 5885 Rock Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at his residence.   A son of Alice Westmoreland Burton a ...

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Victor Claude Massey, 84, Cleveland
Dr. Victor Claude Massey, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Dr. Massey was born on August 8, 1931, in Tampa, ...
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.