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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 26th, 2015

Dawson

Lemma W. Swafford, 87, Dawsonville
Lemma W. Swafford, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 26, 2015 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining health. Born May 15, 1927 in Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Joseph Colmore Creason, 90, Cumming
Joseph Colmore Creason, age 90, passed away on April 26, 2015. Joe was a member of the Cumming Church of Christ and former member and deacon of the East Point Church of Christ. He ...

Gwinnett

Marcell Derise Smith, 54, Lawrenceville
Marcell Derise Smith, age 54, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Smith; and grandmother, Maude Smith. He is su ...

Hall

Landen James Morton, 2, Gainesville
Landen James Morton, age 2, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3 ...
Gurvin W. Collins, 95, Gainesville
Gurvin W. Collins, 95, of Gainesville, Ga passed away Sunday April 26, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Gainesville GA.
Betty Sue Simonds Parker, 68, Gainesville
            Mrs. Betty Sue Simonds Parker, age 68, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Northeast Geor ...
James H. Salter, 80, Gainesville
James H. Salter, 80, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Robert Lee Worley, 84, Gainesville
Robert Lee Worley age 84 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 26, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Worley was born October 7, 1930 ...

Jackson

Kenneth Neil Hickox, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Neil Hickox, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Mr. Hickox was born in Delray Beach, Florida, a ...

Other

Willie Earl Bush, Jr., 74, Chamblee
       Mr. Willie Earl Bush, Jr., age 74 of Chamblee, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at his brother’s residence following an extended ...
Gilbert T. Jones, 78, Colbert, Ga., formerly of Flowery Branch
Gilbert T. Jones, age 78, of Colbert, GA, formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. T. W. and Areath ...

White

Dianne Duncan, 72, Cleveland
Dianne Duncan, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Duncan was born on October 3, 1942, in Panama City, Florida, to the late Thomas ...
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.