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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 13th, 2015

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Johnny Ray Salter, 74, Auburn
Johnny Ray Salter, age 74 of Auburn, GA died Friday, November 13, 2015. Mr. Salter has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Ray was preceded in death by his parent ...

Forsyth

Willard Ivan Davis, 79, Cumming
Willard Ivan Davis, age 79, of Cumming passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.   Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Davis of Cumming; son, James Davis, Cumming; ...
Lois Findley, 82, Cumming
Lois Findley 82, of Cumming passed away on Friday November 13, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Monday November 16th at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral Services will b ...
Jimmie Jo Gunter, 72, Cumming
Our beautiful mother, Jimmie Jo Gunter, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 13, 2015.  She loved her Lord, grandchildren and great grandchildren. & ...
Colonel Paul Christopher Piantek, age 62, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 13, 2015. Paul served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and  has lived i ...

Gwinnett

James Eduard Matzek, 71, Buford
JAMES EDUARD MATZEK, age 71,  of Buford, GA passed away on November 13, 2015. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH. Beloved husband of Cheryl (Beierer), dear father of Yvette (hus ...
John C. Newell, 87, Buford
John C. Newell, age 87, of Buford, GA and the Friendship Community passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years, Evelyn Roberts ...

Habersham

Frank Ruston Dyer, 79, Mt. Airy
Frank Ruston Dyer, age 79 of Mt Airy, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015.   Mr. Dyer was born on December 8, 1935 in White County, Georgia, to the late Ben and Lei ...

Hall

Betty Floyd, 85, Clermont
Betty Floyd, age 85 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cleve ...
Betty Greer Floyd, 85, Clermont
Betty Greer Floyd, age 85 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Mrs. Floyd was born December 22, 1929 in McDonough, GA to the late Jesse and Juliette Payne G ...
Beverly Kowalski, 77, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Beverly Kowalski, age 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Private Memorial Services will be held. ...
Paula Benita Reynolds, 48, Gainesville
Paula Benita Reynolds, 48 of Gainesville died Friday 13, 2015  following an extended illness. No services will be held at this time and at the families request, Ms. Reynold ...
Diane Adams Skinner, 74, Gainesville
Diane Adams Skinner, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 following an extended illness.           &nbs ...

Jackson

Mrs. Barbara Jean Williams Patterson, age 77 of Commerce died Friday, November 13, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living.  Mrs. Patterson was born in Warner Robbins, GA to the lat ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Rev. Ronald Dale Abernathy, age 62 of Cleveland. Rev. Abernathy passed away Friday, November 13, 2015. Funeral s ...
Ronald Dale Abernathy, 62, Cleveland
Ronald Dale Abernathy, age 62 of Cleveland passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home of ...
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.