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Local Obits for Fri. May 15th, 2015

Habersham

David Michael Nelms, 52, Demorest
  David Michael Nelms, age 52, of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015. Born on February 5, 1963, in Demorest, he was a son of Grover Lee Nelms and the late Hazel ...

Hall

Christopher Joseph Walker, Jr. M.D.  (Kit) passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home. Dr. Walker is preceded in death by his parents Christopher Joseph Walker, Sr. an ...
Rita Jäger, Gainesville
Rita “Kaye” Jäger 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2 ...
Emmitt William White Sr., 92, Gainesville
Emmitt William White, Sr., age 92 of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Morningside Assisted Living, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of al ...

Jackson

Dorothy Austin, 68, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Dorothy Austin age 68, of Commerce who passed away at her residence on Friday May 15, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late ...
Jack Thompson, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jack L. Thompson, Jr., 74, of Nicholson died Friday, May 15, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born in Watkinsville to the late, Jack L. Thompson, Sr. and Bonnie Hit ...

Other

Robert C. Fowler, 72, Newborn
Mr. Robert C. Fowler, age 72, of Newborn passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital, following an extended illness.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Mond ...
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.