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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 15th, 2015

Gwinnett

Melvin A. “Mel” Coble, Jr., age 83 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilt ...
Floyd R. Vandenack, Jr.,, 53, Lawrenceville
Floyd R. Vandenack, Jr., age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Loett Vandenack. He is survived by ...

Habersham

Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, 95, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, age 95, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe an ...

Hall

Mary Elizabeth Fisher, 90, Gainesville
Mary Elizabeth Fisher, 90, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gaines ...

Jackson

Dorsey Davis Brooks, 100, Hoschton
A much loved husband, father, and grandfather, Dorsey Davis Brooks, 100, of Hoschton, GA passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday July 15th 2015 with family present.  ...

Lumpkin

Mary Lou Dodd, 96, Dahlonega
Mary Lou Dodd, 96, of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.   Mary Lou is survived by her son, Carlton Bryan ...

Other

Pamelia Marie “Pam” Cataldi, age 56, a resident of Jasper, GA went to be with her Savior on July 15, 2015. Her passing was due to complications from extended illnesses. ...

Stephens

Barbara Connolly Thomas, age 87 passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Joanne’s House of Hospice at Bonita Springs, Florida.   She was born in Central Falls, R ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.