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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 13th, 2015

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James Edwin Lyle, 66, Winder
   Mr. James Edwin Lyle, age 66, of Winder, Georgia passed away June 13, 2015.  Born in Clarke County, he was a son of the late Henry Edward and Myrtle Clark Lyle.&n ...

Forsyth

Lila Henretta Johnson, 76, Cumming
Lila Henretta Johnson, age 76, a lifelong resident of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015.She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother and loved her gr ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Weathers Henderson, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, Henry Bunyan Henderson; ...

Hall

Raul J. Arias, 79, Gainesville
Raul J. Arias, age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center. He was born in Cuba and had worked as a train engineer. Mr. Arias ...
Catherine Tharin Horat, 67, Gainesville
  Catherine Tharin Horat, 67 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away surrounded by her family on June 12th, 2015. No services are planned at this time.   Condolences ...
Henrietta M. “Sis” Bramblett, 93, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesd ...
Alma Louella Turner, 91, Gainesville
Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday June 15, 2015 at Alta Vista Cemetery for Alma Louella Turner age 91 of Gainesville. The Rev. Brian Malcolm will officiate. The ...

Jackson

Clarence Thomas Denton age 55 of Homer, Ga. passed away Friday June 12, 2015.  He was the son of the late Clarence and Estelle Haynes Denton and was the owner of Denton Import ...

Lumpkin

Heather Leigh Walker, 34, Dahlonega
Heather Leigh Walker, age 34, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at her home following a short, but gallant battle with Cancer. Heather was born in Gainesville ...
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.