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Local Obits for Tue. May 19th, 2015

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Tim Butler, 56, Winder
Tim Butler, age 56, of Winder passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-096 ...

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Grover Light Buice, 90, Cumming
Grover Light Buice, age 90 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.   Grover was born on August 11, 1924, in Alpharetta, GA. He proudly served his country i ...

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John Milburn Dunn Jr., 91, Gainesville
John Milburn Dunn Jr., 91, of Gainesville died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. John was born May 16, 1924 in Miami, Fla. His late father, John, hailed from Ringgold, Ga.; his late mother, G ...
Harry Fannin Wing, 80, Gainesville
Harry Fannin Wing, born in Jacksonville Florida on July 17, 1934, moved to Gainesville in 1946, passed away on Tuesday morning May 19. He was 80 years old.   He was prec ...

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Ronnie Lee Rider, 62, Dahlonega
Ronnie Lee Rider, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.   Ronnie lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. At the tim ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.