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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 3rd, 2015

Banks

Clammie J. Lyle, 99, Maysville
Mrs. Clammie J. Lyle age 99 of Maysville, died Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Lyle was born to the late, Gordon and Delia Parsons Jordan. Mrs. Lyle was ...

Dawson

C. Lee Shaw, 89, Dawsonville
C. Lee Shaw, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 3, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born May 9, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Wa ...
Carolyn Jarrard, 77, Dawsonville
Carolyn Jarrard, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 3, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born July 23, 1937 in Portland, Oregon to the late Ben ...

Forsyth

Clarence Gordon Watts, 43, Cumming
Surrounded by love Clarence Gordon Watts was born August 20, 1971 in Bayshore, New York to the late Clarence and Gloria Watts. Surrounded by love he departed on March 3, 2015.Clare ...
Ronal Elliott Carithers, Sr., age 67 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was a loving father and grandfather. Survivors include children, Rec and Kerry Carithers ...

Habersham

Alice Andrews Irvin, 87, Baldwin
Alice Andrews Irvin, age 87, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.Mrs. Irvin was born on October 1, 1927 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Thomas A. and Luc ...
Curtis Lee Benfield, 76, Clarkesville
A memorial service for Curtis Lee Benfield, age 76, of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 3:00 PM from Ebenezer United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Pletsc ...

Hall

Dwight Alton Worley, 73, of Lula passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. Funeral services will ...
Kathleen E. Edelman, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Kathleen E. Edelman, age 73, of Gainesville passed away into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from ALS. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 20 ...
Linda Evelyn Akins, 63, Lula formerly of Cumming
Linda Evelyn Akins, age 63 of Lula, formerly of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmo ...

Jackson

Barbara Ellen Schindler, 55, Jefferson
Barbara Ellen Schindler, age 55, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was a loving mother and friend to everyone in her life. She was preceded in death by mo ...
Clay Ronald Seymour, 42, Commerce
Clay Ronald Seymour of Commerce passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.Clay, age 42, was born in Athens, Georgia on March 7, 1972. He grew up in Commerce. He graduated from Commer ...
Hoyt J. Sullens, 78, Pendergrass
Hoyt J. Sullens, age 78, of Pendergrass, GA died Monday, March 2, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA.Hoyt was born August 29, 1936 in Dahlonega, GA. He was a reti ...
Joseph Rudolph Childress, 86, Jefferson
Joseph Rudolph Childress, 86, of Jefferson, formally of Hall County, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at North Ridge Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Other

Charles Brown Mathis, 80, Danielsville
Mr. Charles Brown Mathis, age 80, of Danielsville, GA died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice IPU. Mr. Mathis was born in Commerce to the late Joe Brown and Lorene Smith M ...
David Steven French, 48, Hayesville, NC, formerly of Winterville, GA
David Steven French, age 48, of Hayesville, North Carolina formerly of Winterville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his residence.He was a native of Costa Mesa, Cali ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Rev. Luther Clyde "L.C." Standridge, age 89, of Hartwell, Georgia, who entered into rest Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Rev. Standridge ...

Stephens

Boyd Franklin Carroll, 76, Toccoa
Mr. Boyd Franklin Carroll, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born December 20, 1938 in Hart County, GA, he was a son of the ...
Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Lorene White Watkins, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa. Born December 4, 1927 in Toccoa, where she ...
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.