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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 8th, 2015

Dawson

Margaret Lucretia Turner, 74, Dawsonville
Margaret Lucretia Turner, age 74, of Dawsonville, GA. passed away December 7, 2015. She lived in Winder, GA. for over 30 years and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Sur ...

Forsyth

Colin Ball, 66, Cumming
Colin Ball, age 66, of Cumming, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Born in Southport, Merseyside, England, Colin was a respected business owner, of 30 years, al ...
James “Jimmie” Howard Jones Jr., 59, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on the evening of December 8, 2015, after a battle with esophageal cancer.    Born in O ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Nolan, 86, Lawrenceville
Patricia Nolan, age 86 of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, December 7, 2015. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Inter ...
Saundra Whelchel Truelove, age 74, of Lilburn, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Harmony B ...

Hall

John D. (JD) Elrod, 70, Gainesville
A Celebration of Life Service and Luncheon will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the family residence for Mr. John D. “JD” Elrod 70, of Gainesville. ...
Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, 86, Gainesville
                 Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 20 ...
Peggy Stevens, 83, Murrayville
Peggy Stevens, 83, of Murrayville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.   Born on January 1, 1932 in Portsmouth, VA., she was the daughter of the late Robert Li ...

White

James Michael McCarty, 64, Cleveland
James Michael McCarty, age 64, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Mike was a true renaissance man who lived in the 60’s and would do anything for anyon ...
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.