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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 24th, 2015

Banks

Irene Maddox Kinney, 92, Maysville
Mrs. Irene Maddox Kinney, age 92 of Maysville, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Northridge Nursing Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Kinney was born October 4 ...

Dawson

Robert Reece, 74, Dawsonville
Robert Reece, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday June 24, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born May 23, 1941, he was a lifelong resident of Da ...

Forsyth

Daniel Everett Bettis, 93, Cumming
Daniel Everett Bettis was born March 7, 1922 and passed at the age of 93 on June 24, 2015. He was an incredible father, "Popa", husband, brother, son and friend to many i ...

Hall

Linda Joan Bell, 71, Gainesville
  BELL (Killmeyer), Linda Joan - Passed with peace and grace on June 24th.  She was 71. Linda was born in Pennsylvania, and moved to Atlanta as a young child.&nb ...
Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 27, 2015 at Bethlehem Baptist Church for Richard Dwayne Lewallen age 47 of Lula. The Rev. Bobby Griffin and Rev. Jerry Sh ...

Jackson

Timothy Ralph Stewart, 39, Auburn
Timothy Ralph Stewart, age 39, of Auburn passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015.  Mr. Stewart loved NASCAR, fishing, his family and Three Musketeers candy bars.  He was surv ...

Lumpkin

Freddy Adams Kahler, 63, Columbus, formerly of Lumpkin County
  Freddy Adams Kahler, age 63, of Columbus, GA and formerly of Lumpkin County, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, GA.   ...

Other

Beatrice Hall, 64, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Beatrice Hall, age 64, of Athens who passed away on Wednesday June 24th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Harrison and Lon ...
Charlotte D. Sneed, 92, Boulder, Colorado, formerly of Roswell
Mrs. Charlotte D. Sneed, age 92, of Boulder, Colorado, formerly of Roswell passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at ...

White

Joyce Ann Bentley, 72, Cleveland
Mrs. Joyce Ann Bentley, age 72, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Mrs. Bentley was born on August 14, 1942 to the late George and Thelma Scott McCollum.   ...
Braughten James Rogers, 95, Cleveland
Mr. Braughten James Rogers, age 95, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Rogers was born in Clermont on November 18, 1919 to the late Dee a ...
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.