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Local Obits for Mon. May 4th, 2015

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John Edward Bieber, 75, Winder
John Edward Bieber, age 75, of Winder passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-6 ...

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Melanie Elaine Garton a resident of Cumming, passed away peacefully at home late into the night on Monday, fourth of May after a long and courageous fight with breast cancer. She w ...

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Inez F. Garrett, 85, Demorest
      Inez Fitzgerald Garrett, age 85, of Demorest, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. Born on January 10, 1930, in the Habersham Mills Community, she was ...

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Jack Nelson Thomason, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jack Nelson Thomason, age 88, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at his residence.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015 in the ...
Catherine Lavern Wright, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Catherine Lavern Wright, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Funeral services ar ...
Rev. David Fitzpatrick, 64, Braselton
On May 4, 2015, David McLoy Fitzpatrick, Sr. flew into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whom he had faithfully served all the days of his life. David was a lifelong Bu ...
Floyd Scotty Morris, Gainesville
Our beloved son, brother, uncle, and brother-in-law Floyd Scotty Morris went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday May 4, 2015.   Scotty was a gradu ...

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Edwin Ross Cathey, 91, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Edwin Ross Cathey, age 91 of Helen. Mr. Cathey passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 following a brief illness. He was on ...
Joe F. Etris, 71, Cleveland
Joe F. Etris, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 04, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Etris was born March 29, 1944 in Cleveland to the late Judge and Hester Ferguson ...
William Doug Jones, 72, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for William Doug Jones, age 72, Cleveland. The Rev. Nathan Hudgins will offic ...
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.