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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 14th, 2015

Dawson

Alan Carter Redd, 57, Dawsonville formerly of Cumming
Alan Carter Redd, age 57 of Dawsonville, formerly of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his infant son, Cody Redd,  parents, C ...

Forsyth

Woodrow Woody Bryson, 75, Cumming
Woodrow Woody Bryson, 75, of Cumming went home to his Savior on Monday, July 20, 2015. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Cumming Baptist Chu ...
Porter Russell Long, 89, Cumming
Porter Russell Long, 89, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25. He was a United States Navy veteran and was also a self employed cabinet maker. Mr. Long was a ...
Doris Aline Revis, 60, Cumming
Doris Aline Revis, age 60, of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. She was a member of Settingdown Baptist Church. Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Revis ...

Gwinnett

Robert John Garrett, 74, Dacula
Robert John Garrett, Age 74, of Dacula, Georgia (formerly of Jackson County, Georgia), passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 to his favorite duck hunting spot, where his dog, Drake ...
Brian Scott Lewis, 45, Lawrenceville
Brian Scott Lewis, age 45, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He is survived by his father, John E. Lewis, Lawrenceville, GA; mother, Margaret L. Lewis, La ...

Hall

Hugh Major Dorsey, 98, Gainesville
Hugh Major Dorsey passed away at his home in Gainesville, GA on July 14th, 2015 – he was 98.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 18th, 2015, ...
Mrs. Willo Dean (Butler) Duran, age 82, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at her residence with family.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 1 ...
Stephen L. Maxson, 65, Flowery Branch
Stephen L. Maxson, age 65, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 after a 12 month battle with cancer.  He had the opportunity d ...
Betty Jean Morris, 74, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mrs. Betty Jean Morris (74) will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00am , Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 1900 Garden Drive, Gainesville, GA, pastor; Rev ...
J.A. Underwood, 91, Gainesville
J.A. Underwood, age 91, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015. He was born and raised in Pendergrass, GA and retired from Jackson EMC. He served his country in ...

Jackson

Marie Landers Powers, 80, Hoschton
Marie Landers Powers, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015.  Mrs. Powers was survived by her daughter Janet D. Pruett of Hoschton; sons Gregory Howard Th ...
James William Roberts, 63, Commerce
Mr. James William Roberts, age 63, of Commerce, GA died Monday, July 27, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Roberts was born in Elkins, WV to the late Glenn and Ruth Byrd ...

Lumpkin

Patti Adams Pollock, Dahlonega
Patti Adams Pollock….Our shining star joined our Lord and Savior on July 14, 2015 after a sudden illness. Patti was a beautiful soul with a beautiful smile and she sincer ...
Cathy Sharp, 61, Dahlonega
Cathy Sharp, 61, of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. She is survived by her spouse, Calvin Mick Sharp, son Troy and daughter Camile. Memorial services will b ...
Larry Charles Standridge, 72, Dahlonega
Larry Charles Standridge passed away on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at the age of 72.  He will be greatly missed by his wife, Carolyn, of 16 years, brother, Stan, of Holly Spring ...

Other

Ethel Mae Craig McKinney, 88, Marietta
                Ethel Mae Craig McKinney, 88 of Marietta, Ga. Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmot ...
Claudia “Shorty” Wade Talley, 62, of Murphy, NC, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. She was born in Atlanta, GA on June 19, 1953, and ...
Matthew Allen West, 44, Hayes, Virgina
Matthew Allen West, age 44 of Hayes, Virginia, passed away July 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced by Memorial Park Fun ...

White

Troy Anthony Smith, 40, Cleveland
Services for, Troy Anthony Smith  age 40 of Cleveland, Ga. ,  Memorial services will be held July 17, 2015  at 6:00 pm in Strickland funeral Home Chapel.  Stric ...
Sidney Rowan Brangham, 83, Cleveland
Sidney Rowan Brangham, age 83 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  Sidney was born in Huntington W.V. to the late Waldie and Nelle Lanthorne Brangham on August 1, ...
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.