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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 8th, 2015

Gwinnett

Alyssa Diane Tucker, 10, Buford
Alyssa Diane Tucker, age 10, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandfather, Jesse C. Kennemore; and paternal g ...
Doug Kent, 55, Suwanee
Doug Kent, age 55, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, James Douglas Kent, Sr. He is survived by his wife of eight yea ...
Robert Medvedeff, 84, Sugar Hill
Robert Medvedeff, age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Anna Guenther Medvedeff; brother and sister-in ...

Habersham

Clarence Blackwelder Irwin, Jr, 95, Clarkesville
USA Brigadier General (Retired) Clarence Blackwelder Irwin, Jr., age 95, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on February 8, 2015, after a long and well lived life. He was born May 8, ...
Henry Howard Clark, 74, Cornelia
Henry Howard Clark, age 74, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015.Born on September 27, 1940, in Clarkesville, he was a son of the late John Howard and Addie Bell Holbr ...

Hall

Annette Nation Little, 50, Gainesville
Annette Nation Little 50, of Hall County, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015. There will be a visitation from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at Little &am ...
Irene Dover Jackson, 105, Gainesville
Irene Dover Jackson, age 105 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Willow Woods Nursing Home following an extended illness. Memorial services are s ...
James 'Jim' Green, 73, Sugar Hill
James "Jim" Green, age 73, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lillie Mae Abney Green; and broth ...
Kayla Lynn Roy, 23, Gainesville
Kayla Lynn Roy, 23, of Gainesville, GA died on February 8, 2015. Born in DeKalb County, she was the daughter of the late Jimmy Doyle Roy and Tammy Denise Roy of Gainesville, GA. ...
Kirk William Morris, 50, Oakwood
Kirk William Morris age 50 died on Friday February 6, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical CenterServices will be held at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Riverside Military Academy on ...
Mary Bell Beacham, 90, Flowery Branch
Mary Bell Beacham, age 90, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Beacham; son, Johnny Lee Beacham; parents, ...
William A. Fowler Jr., 74, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 11, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for William "Billy" Allen Fowler Jr., age 74 of Gainesville. T ...

Jackson

Norman C. Lewallen, 66, Commerce
Norman C. Lewallen, age 66 of Commerce died Sunday, February 08, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Lewallen was born in Commerce to the late, John Henry and Pauline Merck Lewallen. Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Pearl Mae Ridley Tucker, 92, Dahlonega
Pearl Mae Ridley Tucker, age 92, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015.She was born in Lumpkin County, moved to Atlanta for 50 years, then moved back to Dahlonega i ...

Other

Lorna C. Miles, 74, Royston
Ms. Lorna C. Miles, age 74, of Royston passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015 in ...

Stephens

Mr. Martin Estees Wilbanks, age 97 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Ulysses Grant Wilbanks and Susie Yearwood Wilbanks ...
Mary Lou Segars Glaze, 93, Louisville, Ga. formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Mary Lou Segars Glaze, age 93 of Louisville, Georgia and formerly of Toccoa passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015.Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Billy ...
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.