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Local Obits for Thu. May 21st, 2015

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Sandra Ann Bentley, 71, Winder
Sandra Ann Bentley, age 71, of Winder passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-096 ...
R. L. Miller, 83, Winder
   Mr. R. L. Miller, age 83, of Winder, Georgia died May 21, 2015 at Agape’ Hospice in Winder.  Born in Bethlehem, Georgia he was a son of the late Herman and ...

Dawson

Parnell Goswick, 78, Dawsonville
Parnell Goswick, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 20, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born April 6, 1927 in Canton, Georgia to the late ...

Gwinnett

Vivian Couch Smith, 92, Sugar Hill
Vivian Couch Smith, age 92, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ebb and Josie Couch; brothers, Roy Couch and Henry C ...

Hall

Newman Earl Denney, 91, Gainesville
Newman Earl Denney, 91, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 following an extended illness.              Funeral ser ...
Virginia Justus Moody, 84, Rome, formerly of Gainesville
Virginia Justus Moody, 84, of Rome formally of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Redmond Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Joanne Gibbs Phillips, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Joanne Gibbs Phillips, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.       &nb ...
Dano E. Stone, 42, Gainesville
Mr. Dano E. Stone, age 42, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 21, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Greater Love Bap ...
Nancy Adams Thompson, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Adams Thompson, age 75, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 folowing an extended illness.  Mrs. Thompson was born July 4, 1939 in Gainesville ...

Jackson

Kristi Renee Quintana Maxwell, age 43 of Commerce, Georgia entered into rest Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Peachtree Christian hospice with her husband at her side.  Kristi was b ...
Betty Brown Musgrave, 79, Hoschton
Betty Brown Musgrave, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Mrs. Musgrave was a member of The Church of Hoschton. She loved her family, Tuni the dog and Schooner ...
Carolyn Louise Newsom, 97, Auburn
Carolyn Louise Newsom, age 97, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  Mrs. Newsom was employed with the DeKalb County Fleet Maintenance for over 20 years. She was sur ...

Lumpkin

Mr. John (Jack) Joseph Hartzell of Dahlonega, Ga and formerly of Boca Raton Florida, passed away on May 20th, 2015 following a brief illness.  Mr. Hartzell was a Fire Marshall ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Nell Kellar Simmons, age 76 of 378 Simmons Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Jimmie Christoph ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Carolyn Jean 'Jeannie"Chiara.   Born March 30th, 1951 in New York, she was a military daughter, ...
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.