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Local Obits for Thu. May 14th, 2015

Banks

Linda Lou Akins, 70, Homer
Linda Lou Akins, age 70, of Homer, GA passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Beulah Frady Akins.  She is survived by h ...
James Roy Brooks, 90, Maysville
           Mr. James Roy Brooks, age 90 of Maysville died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  M ...
May 14th, 2015, our dear mother, Grace Carroll Pittman, went home to be with her Heavenly Father. She passed peaceful with her family at bedside. She was a very special lady that t ...

Barrow

Richard Brock, 83, Winder
     Mr. W. Richard Brock, age 83, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 14, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Barrow County he was a son of the late Henry and W ...

Dawson

Dean Alan Miller, 55, Dawsonville
Dean Alan Miller, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday May 14, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Miller was born December 28, 1959 in Bluffton, Ohio.  Previously o ...

Habersham

Edwin Andrews, 77, Baldwin
      Edwin Andrews, age 77 of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on December 27, 193 ...

Hall

Howard Clifton “Cliff” Bruce Jr., age 55 of Lula, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Bruce was born October 26, 1959 in Kennesaw to Howard Clif ...
Velma Darracott England, 87, Flowery Branch
Velma Darracott England, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-eight years, Charles E. England; par ...
Geraldine Jones, 86, Gainesville
           Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine Crowe Skinner Jones, age 86, will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m ...
Steven Michael Peters, 53, Gainesville
Mr. Steven Michael Peters, 53, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. There will be private services held at a la ...
Barbara Ann West, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 16, 2015 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Barbara Ann West age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Womack will ...
Louvenia Harper Young, 79, Oakwood
Mrs. Louvenia Harper Young was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  She was born in Flowery Branch on December 22nd 1935.  Louvenia entered into rest on Th ...

Jackson

Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87, Jefferson
Rev. Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87 of Jefferson, GA, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  Rev. Mitton is better known to most as “Preacher ...
Rev. Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87 of Jefferson, GA, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  Rev. Mitton is better known to most as “Preacher ...

Other

Robert L. 'Bob' Radosta, 57, Alpharetta
Robert L. “Bob” Radosta, age 57 of Alpharetta, GA died Thursday, May 14, 2015. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Stephens

Mrs. Marie Janett Maxwell Carter, age 100, of Toccoa, passed away May 14, 2015 at Willow Gardens in Toccoa. Born March 19, 1915, in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the la ...

White

Judith Dianne Lowrey, 59, Cleveland
Judith Dianne Lowrey, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.