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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 12th, 2015

Barrow

Miles Clyde (Cope) Patrick, age 95, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015.  Mr. Patrick was a veteran of the United States Army. He served during World War II in England ...

Gwinnett

Yoram Ron, 75, Buford
Yoram Ron, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, J.L. and Hazel Smith Peppers. He is survived ...
Dr. Kameswara Rao Voleti, 74, Johns Creek
Dr. Kameswara Rao Voleti, 74, passed away in Johns Creek, GA on July 12th, 2015. He was born in Parvatipuram, India on Dec 8, 1940; lived in Mumbai, India (22 years), Ruston, LA (3 ...

Hall

Patsy J. Lokant, 78, Gainesville
  Patsy J. Lokant, 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed into the arms of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, July 12, 2015.        ...
Rebecca Manous Franks, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Manous Franks, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.     F ...
Jerry Thomas Myers, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Thomas Myers, 67 of Gainesville died Sunday July 12, 2015 at the Emory University Hopsital. Born in Salisbury, North Carolina, Mr. Myers was the son of the late W.A. a ...

Jackson

Deanie Gee Richardson, 77, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Deanie Gee Richardson, age 77 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, July 12, 2015.  Mrs. Richardson was born in Pen ...
Alice Virginia Bond, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Alice Virginia Bond, age 81 of Commerce died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Bond was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledford.&nbs ...

Lumpkin

Ruth Georgina Shea Willett, age 95, of Dahlonega, GA, died July 12, 2015, after a brief illness. She was known and loved by many for her creativity, her hospitality, her wry sen ...

Other

Mark Austin Meyers, 51, Forest Park
Mark Austin Meyers, age 51, of Forest Park, GA passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jesse A. and Beverly Bradshaw, and Wilhelm and My ...
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.