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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 6th, 2015

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Lue Edith Downey, 83, Bethlehem
Lue Edith Downey, age 83, of Bethlehem passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015.  Mrs. Downey was survived by her son Wayne Downey and wife Carole; granddaughters Kimberly Downey an ...

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Rhonda Ann Nelson, 54, Cumming
Rhonda Ann Nelson, 54, of Cumming passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Rhonda spent 36 years of her life as a caregiver and nurse. She loved animals and volunteered at the Humane ...

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Barbara Ann Ansley, 81, Gainesville
Barbara Ann (Shope) Ansley age 81 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Saturday June 6, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Ansley was born December 18, 1933 in Gainesville, Ga., she was a devo ...
Imogene Bowers Clark, 79, Clermont
              Mrs. Imogene Bowers Clark, age 79, of Clermont, Georgia, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015. &nb ...
Mary Lou Saine Shope, 83, Gainesville
Mary Lou Saine Shope age 83 of Gainesville, Georgia died on June 6, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from a brief illness. Mrs. Shope was a native of Lumpkin Coun ...
Charles E Stephens, 84, Oakwood
Charles E. Stephens, 84, of Oakwood passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Halcyon Hospice Atlanta following an extended illness.        &nb ...

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Cora Hall, 80, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Cora Hall 80 of Maysville. Survivors include 2 daughters Virginia Lee Bruce and Cindy Brock both of Maysville.  9 Grandchildren and ...

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Ralph A. Hallman, 76, Dahlonega
  Ralph A. Hallman, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday June 6, 2015 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, GA following a period of declining health. Ralph w ...
Susie Lingerfelt, 78, Dawsonville
Susie Mae “Mammy” Lingerfelt, age 78, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at her home with her loving family at her bedside. Susi ...

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Kay Elizabeth Owenby, 62, Cleveland
Kay Elizabeth Owenby, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 06, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Owenby was born August 29, 1952 in Gainesville to Betty Marie Dooley ...
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.