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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 17th, 2015

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Paul Anthony Chappell, 50, Winder
   Mr. Paul Anthony Chappell, age 50, of Winder, Georgia passed away June 17, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia.  Born in Elba Alabama, he was e ...

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Kendra Brooke Dover, 27, Clarkesville
  Kendra Brooke Dover, age 27, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Born on April 10, 1988, in Demorest, she was a daughter of Eddie Dover and Kim Dove ...
Blanche Spivey Tallent, 86, Clarkesville
Services for Blanche Spivey Tallent, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Hills Crossing Baptist Church.   Rev. Walter Sing ...

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Retha Caroline Potts, 79, Gainesville
            Mrs. Retha Caroline Potts, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Me ...
Joseph Julian Greene, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Julian Greene, age 70 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. There are no services scheduled at this time. ...
Ken Peck, 48, Gainesville
Ken Peck, 48 of Gainesville, passed away on June 17, 2015. Memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. ...
Jerry Smith, 73, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jerry Smith, age 73, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Kathleen Johnson Smith.  He is ...
Henry V. Woody, 75, Clermont
Henry V. Woody, age 75, of Clermont, GA passed away, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Henry was born in Suches, GA April 26, 1940. ...

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Betty Jean Brooks Peek, 81, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jean Brooks Peek, age 81, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Mrs. Peek was born in Barrow Count ...
Lydia Marie Walters, 80, Braselton
Lydia Marie Walters,  age 89 of Braselton, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-65 ...
Henry Webb, 80, Jefferson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Henry Webb, age 80, of Jefferson who passed away on Wednesday June 17th, 2015. He was the son of the late Joe and Nola Vandiver ...

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Edward Wilder, 72, Dahlonega
Edward Wilder passed from this life into the Presence of his Lord and Savior on June 17th, 2015. Though his passing leaves a great void in the lives of those who knew and loved him ...

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Sharon Lynn Turner, 67, Ball Ground
Sharon Lynn Turner, 67, of Ball Ground, GA died at home on June 17, 2015 surrounded by her family.  Born in Richmond, IN, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Clara Steven ...

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Jon David Henderson, 62, Cleveland
  Jon David Henderson, age 62, of Cleveland, GA went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Mr. Henderson was born on January 30, 1953 in Tallahasse ...
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.