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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 1st, 2015

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Billy Wayne Dooley, 69, Winder
Billy Wayne Dooley, age 69 of Winder, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Forsyth

Edward Robertson Carter, Jr., 82, of Cumming, GA passed away on February 1, 2015. Born in Danville, VA on May 27, 1932, he is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Holmes Sto ...

Gwinnett

Harry Compton, 74, Buford
Harry Compton, 74, of Buford, GA and the New Bethany Community passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his home, following a brief illness. Harry was a lifelong resident of Bufo ...
Mickey Pugh, 62, Buford
Mickey Pugh, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, R. A. Pugh. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, D' ...
Sue Higgins Corbin, 76, Sugar Hill
Sue Higgins Corbin, age 76, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Choice and Newell Roebuck Higgins; and sister ...

Hall

Mattie Mae Dale, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mattie Mae Dale, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

Lumpkin

Lucille Kinsler, 88, Dahlonega
Lucille Kinsler, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 following an extended illness.She spent most of her adult life in Lumpkin County and was a volunteer ...

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Dianna Lynn Lyles, 57, Jonesboro
Dianna Lynn Lyles, age 57, of Jonesboro passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Evelyn Carter Keeling age 87 of 315 Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday February 1, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Charles B. and Lill ...
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.