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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 12th, 2015

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Inell Jones, 82, Winder
Inell Jones, age 82, of Winder passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-096 ...

Forsyth

Marjorie R. Hansard, 67, Cumming
Marjorie R. Hansard, age 67, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Survivors include her husband, Henry Hansard and children Shanne (Marc) McGowan, step-son Richard (Stacy) Hans ...

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Delores Odum, 83, Clarkesville
Celebration of Life services for Delores Dean Magness Odum (Dutch); 83, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., at Clarkesville United Methodist Ch ...

Hall

George C. (Pat) Patterson, 87, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held Saturday March 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Mr. George C. ''Pat" Patterson, 87, of Gainesville. The R ...
Kathryn Kristine Long, 31, Chicopee
Kathryn Kristine Long, 31, of Chicopee passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 a ...

Jackson

Geneva Lester, 87, Commerce
Geneva Lester, 87, treasured mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died Thursday March 12th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Clifford Theron Lest ...
George Perry Tate, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. George Perry Tate, age 82, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mr. Tate was born in Commerce, Georgi ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Craven "Ginny" Langford, age 62 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mrs. Langfor ...

Lumpkin

Paul William Souther,, 68, Dahlonega
Paul William Souther, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015.He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a Christian man. He drove a truck for many year ...

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Joanne Mealor Sosebee, 75, Toccoa
Mrs. Joanne Mealor Sosebee, age 75 of 116 Hemphill Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Milton and Edna ...

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Berman Floyd Stovall, 86, Cleveland
Mr. Berman Stovall, age 86 of Cleveland passed away Thursday March 12, 2015. Mr. Stovall was born in White County the son of the late William Edgar and Ethel Johnson Stovall. He w ...
LaWayne Satterfield, 72, Cleveland
LaWayne Satterfield, 72, of Cleveland, (formerly of Nashville, TN), passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born on December 12, 1942, in Gaine ...
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.