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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 14th, 2015

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 Mr. Clayton Smith “Smitty” Anderson, age 87 of Winder, Georgia died April 14, 2015.  A Native of Elberton, Georgia, he was the son of the late Sanford Guss a ...

Forsyth

Louise Collins Gazaway, 80, Cumming
Louise Collins Gazaway, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was a loving companion, mother and nana. She was an avid Bingo player. She was preceded in de ...

Habersham

Tommy Gene Trimiar, 60, Cornelia
Tommy Gene Trimiar, age 60 of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.   Born in Banks County, Georgia on August 15, 1954, he was a son o ...

Hall

Michael Culberson, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Michael Culberson, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satur ...
Evan Flynn, 69, Murrayville
Evan Flynn, age 69, of Murrayville passed away Tuesday April 14, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Lillie M. Turner, 80, Gainesville
Lillie M. Turner, age 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Turner.  She is survived by her husband ...

Jackson

James Lee 'Tip' Flesher, 77, Hoschton
James Lee "Tip" Flesher , age  77, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away on April 14, 2015. He was born Ellwood City, PA in July 6, 1937. Mr. Flesher retired from Case In ...
Mary Aikens Franklin, 91, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Aikens Franklin, age 91, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Mrs. Franklin was born in Jackson County, a da ...
Sara Roberts, 90, Braselton
Sara Lord Roberts, age 90, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Melwood Cemetery, 5170 E. Ponce ...

Lumpkin

R.B. Upton, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. R.B. Upton, age 73 of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was a former resident of Baldwin, Florida and has lived ...

Rabun

James Franklin Cathey II, Mountain City
       James Franklin Cathey II passed away peacefully at his home in Mountain City, Georgia on Tuesday, April 14.  Mr. Cathey had fought cancer fo ...

White

Willa Kay Conard, 87, Cleveland
Willa Kay Conard, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hiawassee on February 26, 1928, she was the daughter o ...
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.