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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 14th, 2015

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J. Berkley Ruiz, 87, Winder
J. Berkley Ruiz, 1927 to 2015Berkley Ruiz, 87, passed away February 14, 2015 from natural causes. "Berk" was born and raised in North Carolina but had lived in Winder sin ...

Gwinnett

Marie Puckett Peevy, 89, Buford
Marie Puckett Peevy, age 89 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, February 14, 2015. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Buford. R ...
Phyllis Faye Floyd, 61, Buford
Phyllis Faye Floyd of Buford Georgia, went to be with the lord on February 14, 2015. Phyllis was born on January 10, 1954 in Cummings Georgia. She was preceded in death by her pare ...

Habersham

Hazel Jeanette Wright Hogan, age 80 of Cornelia, GA, passed away on February 14, 2015. Born in Winston Salem, North Carolina on May 28, 1934, she was a daughter of the late John Wr ...

Hall

Fay B. Gazeway, 85, Gainesville
Fay B. Gazaway, age 85 of Gainesville, Forsyth County, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015. She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, gr ...
Florence Irene Adams, 87, Oakwood
Florence Irene Adams, 87, of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Wellstar Paulding Hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held ...
Richard T. Spencer, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. Richard T. Spencer age 82 of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday February 14, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at ...
Vera Westmoreland Wooten, 88, Gainesville, formerly of Cleveland
Vera Westmoreland Wooten, age 88, of Gainesville formerly of Cleveland passed away Saturday February 14, 2015. Mrs. Wooten was born in Banks County the daughter of the late Robert ...

Lumpkin

Jackie Ellen Brady, 52, Dahlonega
Jackie Ellen Brady, age 52, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and of the Baptist faith. She was a nurturing, lo ...

Stephens

Freddie Ardel Aldrich, 65, Eastonellee, GA
Mr. Freddie Ardel Aldrich age 65 of Freeman Creek Road, Eastanollee passed away Saturday February 14, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of Ruby Manley Aldrich and the late Bu ...

White

William Earl Lovell, 77, Cleveland
Mr. Lovell was born April 21, 1937 in White County to the late Ray and Inez Puckett Lovell. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and attended The Torch Worship Center and Gen ...
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.