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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 30th, 2015

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Vera Thompson, 55, Winder
Vera Thompson, 55 of Winder, Ga, passed away June 30, 2105.    Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home.

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Thomas Young Droney, 71, Cumming
Thomas Young Droney, 71, of Cumming passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mubeccel Droney. Survivors include loving relatives and friends. ...
Michael William Parrott, 58, of Cumming, GA passed away on June 30, 2015. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Cum ...

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Paul Franklin Chandler, 85, Murrayville
                Paul Franklin Chandler, 85, of Murrayville passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at North ...

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Carolyn Fitzpatrick, 68, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Carolyn Fitzpatrick 68 of Commerce who died Tuesday June 30,2015.  She is survived by three brothers, Tully Westmoreland o ...

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Clay Alan Lickteig, 52, Hayesville, NC
Clay Alan Lickteig, age 52, of Hayesville, NC, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Mr. Lickteig was a loving father and a devoted son. He was survived by his parents John and Marsh ...
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.