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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 15th, 2015

Forsyth

John Emory Franklin, Jr., age 73 of Cumming, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Emory, Sr. and Franc ...

Hall

Fannie Lou Sisk Helton, 88, Maysville
Fannie Lou Sisk Helton, 88, of Maysville passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center. Services will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:30 ...
Robert Joseph Danforth, Jr, 48, Gainesville
Robert Joseph Danforth, Jr., 48, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. ...

Jackson

Dorothy Sue Hill, 82, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Dorothy Sue Hill 82 of Commerce who died Sunday Feb. 15, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Perry and Bertha Helen ...
Edwina Emily Ortiz, 45, Braselton
Ms. Edwina Emily Ortiz, age 45, of Braselton passed away February 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sund ...
Wade Keith Waters, 51, Talmo
Mr. Wade Keith Waters, age 51 of Talmo, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Februar ...

Rabun

Frankie Jo Medley Vinson, 76, of Dillard, GA, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born in Towns County, GA and was the daugh ...
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.