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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 6th, 2015

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Alvin B. Conyers, 62, Auburn
A Graveside Service for Mr. Alvin B. Conyers, age 62, of Auburn, Georgia will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at the Mellwood Cemetery with Pastor Mike Day of ...

Dawson

Rev. James Samuel Cranford, 93, Dawsonville
Rev. James Samuel (Sam) Cranford, age 93 of Dawsonville, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Sam was a loving brother to all of his siblings. He was a licensed minister and a ...

Forsyth

Dale Clarke Franz,, 51, Cumming
Dale Clarke Franz, 51, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Feb. 6, 2015, at his home in Cumming, GA. He is survived by his wife, Ninette Sauro Franz; his children, Nicolas (b. 1991), ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Iva Lou Hunter Sullivan, age 89, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Sullivan; and daughter, Linda Burg ...
Shane Taylor Carnes, 28, Lawrenceville
Shane Taylor Carnes, age 28, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Taylor Carnes, age 3 years, Hoschton, GA and McKenzie Pr ...

Hall

J. Rufus Smallwood, 93, Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville
Mr. J. Rufus Smallwood, 93 of Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville died Friday February 6, 2014 at Azalea Estates Assisted Living in Fayetteville.Born in Hall County, Mr. Smallwood ...

Jackson

Betty J. Hanson Shell, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty J. Hanson Shell, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Mrs. Shell was born in Rome, Georgia, a dau ...
Raymond Harrison Higley, 66, Hoschton
Raymond Harrison Higley, age 66, of Hoschton passed away at his home Friday, February 6, 2015 surrounded by his family. Mr. Higley was an United States Army Veteran and served in ...
Warren Ralph Thompson, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Warren Ralph Thompson, age 84, of Commerce who passed away on February 6th, 2015. He was the son of the late Ralph and Grace Bar ...

Rabun

Hester Marie Callenback, 79, formerly of Rabun County, passed away at Pruitt Health Care in Toccoa, Georgia on Friday February 6, 2015. Youngest Child born to Alfred and Caroline A ...
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.