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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 9th, 2015

Forsyth

Jessie Lee Woody, 80, Cumming
     Jessie Lee Woody, 80, of Cumming passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Jessie was preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

John G. Chamblee, 85, Buford
John G. Chamblee, age 85 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Funeral service will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Christian Church. Rev. Bob Mahon a ...

Habersham

Wanda June Sutton Gross, 81, Demorest
Graveside services for Wanda June Sutton Gross, age 81 of Clarkesville and formerly of Atlanta will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Westview Cemetery in Atlan ...
Gerald Keith Palmer, 82, Cornelia
Gerald Keith Palmer, age 82, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at home.  The 8th of 10 children of Andrew and Stella King Palmer, he was born November 25, 1932 in Habersham Co ...

Hall

Modree Grogan Bowers, 89, Gainesville
Modree Grogan Bowers, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015.           Funeral services are sched ...
Emory “Alwin” Bagwell, 82, Flowery Branch
                Emory “Alwin” Bagwell, 82, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, June ...
Lawrence E. Eschen, 94, Gainesville
Lawrence E. Eschen, 94, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 22, 1920 in Suffern, New York, Mr. Eschen wa ...
Charles Neil Kelley, 77, Gainesville
  Charles Neil Kelley (“Neil”), age 76, passed away on June 9, 2015 after an extended illness.  Neil is the son of Charlie and Frances Kelley of Loganville ...
Jimmie Lou Dean Little, 80, Gillsville
           Jimmie Lou Dean Little, 80, of Gillsville passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at her residence.   &n ...

Jackson

Ronnie Carver, 64, Jefferson
Ronnie Carver, age 64, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015.  He loved to fish and watch NASCAR.  Mr. Carver was survived by his sons J.C. Carver and wife Elain ...

Other

Gregory Alan Zelmer, 25, Atlanta
Gregory Alan Zelmer, 25, of Atlanta, passed away on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015.  Gregory was the son of Karen S. Fetters, and the late Glen A. Zelmer.  Gre ...

Rabun

Memorial services for Betty Sue McDonald Carpenter age 68, of Clayton, will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 6:00 PM, from the residence of Paul McDonald at 77 Browning Road, S ...
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.