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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 10th, 2015

Barrow

Mike Carter, 61, Auburn
Mike Carter, age 61, of Auburn, GA passed away April 10. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Mary Edwards Carter. Cart ...

Hall

It is with great sadness that the family of Felix Salvatore DeLorenzo, Jr. announces his passing on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Smokey Springs Retirement Home in Gainesville, GA, fol ...

Jackson

Russell Ted Tullis, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Russell Ted Tullis, age 69, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. Mr. Tullis was born in Buford, GA, a so to the la ...

Other

B.J. "Joe" Stephens, 84, Cartersville
B.J. “Joe” Stephens, 84, of Cartersville, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 following a period of declining health.   Born in Gainesville, GA on August 9, 1 ...

Stephens

Cathy Marie King, 47, Martin
Cathy Marie King, age 47, of Martin, GA, died April 10, 2015 at her residence.   Cathy was an Alabama native and former resident of Dahlonega, GA who had lived in Martin ...

White

Sylvia Joan Fleming, 59, Cleveland
Sylvia Joan Fleming, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015. Mrs. Fleming was born October 31, 1955 in Duluth to the late Cecil and May Holcom. She was a former ...
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.