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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 15th, 2015

Gwinnett

Michael Jerome Ingram, 58, Buford
Michael Jerome Ingram, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence, Jr. and Jessie Ingram.  He is ...
Brenda Coley Rohletter, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her parents, J. W. and Betty Ann Coley; and two sisters, Cath ...

Habersham

Richard Larry “Rick” Jones, SR., age 54, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Jones was born on November 8, 1 ...
Paul William Wheeler, Sr, 81, Demorest
      Paul William Wheeler, Sr., age 81, of Demorest, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at his residence. Born on June 17, 1933, in Habersham County, he ...
Rev. Paul A. Wright, 65, Mt. Airy
  Rev. Paul A. Wright, age 65, of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at his residence. Born on March 16, 1950, in Jackson County, he was a son of James and Sara ...

Hall

Linda L. Parson, 71, Lula
vie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Linda L. Parson, 71,  of Lula who passed away on Monday at the NE GA Medical Center in Gainesville.  Born in Commerce ...
Philip Ronald Smith, 55, Gainesville
Philip Ronald Smith, age 55 of Gainesville, Ga Passed away on Monday June 15, 2015.    Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home. 
Phillip Ronald Smith, 55, Gainesville
Phillip Ronald Smith,55, of Gainesville, Ga, passed away on June 15, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are as followed, Wake Service will be held Friday June 26, 2015 7-8pm, St. Joh ...

Lumpkin

Bobby Jones, 75, Dahlonega
Bobby Jones, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home following an extended illness.   Bobby was born in Chatsworth, GA and had lived in L ...
Maureen V. Sullivan, 80, Dahlonega
Maureen V. Sullivan, 80, of Dahlonega. GA passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2015 at her residence.  She moved to Dahlonega, GA 12 years ago from Lakeland, FL. Maur ...
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.