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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 24th, 2015

Forsyth

Kathleen Rose Holubowicz Neal, 69, died on April 24, 2015.  She was born to Georgette May Shaffer Holubowicz and John Joseph Holubowicz in Danville, Pennsylvania.   ...

Gwinnett

Mark Vernon McCarthy, 60, Buford
Mark Vernon McCarthy, age 60 of Buford, GA died Thursday, April 24, 2015. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev Danny ...

Habersham

William Ward, Jr., 69, Demorest
William Ward, Jr., age 69, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mr. Ward was born in Cornelia, GA on December 27, 1945 to the late William Talma ...

Hall

Margie S. McGill, 80, Gainesville
Margie S. McGill, 80, of Gainesville passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Lithia Springs on June 3, 1934, she was the daughte ...
Mr. Roscoe “Tobby” Randolph departed this life on Friday, April 24, 2015 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Ms. Mammie Randolph. He was preceded in ...
Alejandra Solorio, 92, Gainesville
Alejandra Solorio, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Services will be held on Monday, Apri ...

Jackson

Rickey Lamar Everett, 57, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Rickey Lamar Everett, age 57, of Winterville who passed away on April 23rd, 2015.    He was the son of the late ...
Margaret Purcell Lacy, 92, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Margaret Purcell Lacy, age 92, of Commerce who passed away on Thursday April 23rd, 2015.  She was born in Banks County, Geo ...
Mary Nell Morgan, 87, Commerce
  Mrs. Mary Nell Morgan, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 24, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Morgan was born in Carnesville to the late Vade and Maudie Mea ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Juan De Dois Padilla Arellano, age 17, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Juan was born in Mexico, a ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Lillie “Christine” Jarrard Burt age 82 of Dahlonega passed away on April 24, 2015, following a sudden illness.  Mrs. Burt was born in Habersham County and liv ...
Bryant Donte’ Jackson, 23, Dahlonega
Mr. Bryant Donte’ Jackson age 23 of Dahlonega Georgia passed away April 24, 2015 in Dahlonega, Georgia following a sudden illness.  Mr. Jackson was born November 25, 199 ...

Other

Berma Sue “Mammie” Jordan Smith, 93, of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015.   Ms. Smith was the daughter of the late James Pledger and Lul ...
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.