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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 22nd, 2015

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James Hendon, 65, Winder
James Hendon, age 65, of Winder passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...
Tinley Faith Thomason, inf, Bethlehem
Tinley Faith Thomason, age 7 weeks, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away February 22, 2015. Surviving are Parents, Rodney and Julie Edwards Thomason, Sister, Raelynn Jewel Thomaso ...

Dawson

Richard Pittman, 68, Dawsonville
Richard Pittman, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Mr. Pittman was born March 22, 1 ...

Forsyth

Lucille Stancil, 79, Cumming
Lucille Stancil, age 79, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015. A native of Cherokee County, Lucille is preceded in death by her husband, Dorse ...

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James Grissom, 89, Suwanee
James "Pode" "Tobe" Grissom, age 89, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. He is survived by his sister, Lois Grissom Dow; daughters and sons ...

Habersham

Anthony Lee Giaquinta, 41, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Anthony Lee Giaquinta, age 41, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Pastor Mike Franklin w ...
Heather Lynn Turner, 27, Cornelia
Heather Lynn Turner, age 27, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Born in Hall County, Geo ...
Kathy Smith, 40, Clarkesville
Kathy N. Smith, 40 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015. Born in Stephens County on July 24, 1974, she was a daughter of Richard and Anita Smith Ferguson of Demor ...

Hall

Frank William Krippel, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Frank William Krippel, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday February 22, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Littl ...
Margaret S. Woodruff, 83, Oakwood
Mrs. Margaret S. Woodruff, 83 of Oakwood died Sunday February 22, 2015 at her residence.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Mary Jane Rogers Adkins, 66, Gainesville
Mary Jane Rogers (MeMe) Adkins passed away early Sunday morning, February 22, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Adkins is survived by he ...

Jackson

Eddie Lee Archer, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eddie Lee Archer, age 58, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mr. Archer was born in Nicholson, GA, a son to t ...
Gary Nix, 52, Jefferson
Gary Nix "Crazy", age 52, of Jefferson passed Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mr. Nix would cut firewood for people and enjoyed playing cards. He was survived by his mother ...
Josefina Dimas, 95, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Josefina Dimas, age 95, of Pendergrass, GA, who passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mrs. Dimas was born in El Salvador, a 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.