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Local Obits for Wed. May 6th, 2015

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Frank Speciale III, 42, Winder
Frank Speciale III, age 42 of Winder passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Forsyth

Harry Dean Maret, 80, Cumming
  Harry Dean Maret, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 6, 2015. Born in Atlanta, GA, Dean was preceded in death by his mother, Escar and father, Paul, and 3 brothers and ...

Gwinnett

Cecil Harold Johnson, 80, Sugar Hill
Cecil Harold Johnson, age 80 of Sugar Hill, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Hazel Marie Anderson Wood, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Hazel Marie Anderson Wood of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Rev. Connie Berry, Rev. Raym ...

Hall

Dorothy 'Jean' Hodnett, 77, Gainesville
              Dorothy “Jean” Hodnett, 77, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at No ...
Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, Gainesville
              Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her residenc ...
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, Flowery Branch
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.      &n ...

Jackson

Elijah Grant Buice, Inf, Jefferson
Mr. Elijah Grant Buice, infant son of Andrew and Tonya David Buice of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by ...

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Vangeng Yang, 91, Oxford
Vangneng Yang, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home.  The family will ...

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Jerry Lee Williams, 69, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Lee Williams age 69 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announces later by Barrett ...
Patricia Ruth Clark, 77, Cleveland
Patricia Ruth Clark, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born on June 22, 1937, in Cleveland, GA, to t ...
Ethel Campbell Ragan, 94, Cleveland
Heavens gates swung open wide as Mrs. Ethel Campbell Ragan age 94 of Cleveland went home to be with her Heavenly Father and her husband of 54 years the late Rev. Harry Ragan. Mrs. ...
Darrell Ray Willis Sr. age 53 of Sautee passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015. Mr. Willis was born in Gainesville, Texas the son of the late Edgar Willis and Gladys Saturday. He was ...
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.