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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 18th, 2015

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Virginia Morgan, 69, Winder
Ms. Virginia Morgan, age 69, of Winder, Georgia died July 18, 2015.  Born in Heflin, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late James Lee “Nim” and Gladys Beatrice Wa ...

Forsyth

Debbie Hicks Livingston, 60, Free Home
Debbie Hicks Livingston, age 60 of Free Home, passed away peacefully at her home on July 18, 2015. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and was the Church pianist for 49 ...

Gwinnett

Mattie Nell Crider Bennett, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, Louis Bennett; parents, Tim an ...

Habersham

Kathy Diane Kelly Huey, age 59, of Alto, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015. Born on November 2, 1955, in Pensacola, FL, she was a daughter of Gilbert Kelly and Jewel Hodge Kel ...

Hall

Johnny Heyward Godfrey Jr., 77, Gainesville
Johnny Heyward Godfrey Jr., 77, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Hope Memory Care and Assistant Living following an extended illness. Funeral services wi ...
Mary Ann Hope Kendall, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Ann Hope Kendall age 77 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday July 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are schedu ...

Jackson

Jerry Talmadge Hardy, 73, Commerce
Mr. Jerry Talmadge Hardy, age 73 of Commerce died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Hardy was born in Homer to the late, Berry Talmadge and Ethel Will ...

Lumpkin

Gary Scarborough, 77, Dahlonega
Gary Griggs Scarborough passed away at the age of 77 on July 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a battle with lung disease.   Mr. Scarborough was bor ...

Other

Mary (Ruth) Aldridge Goodman of Atlanta, GA, died July 18, 2015.  Mary Ruth, as she was known as a young girl, was born in Monroe, NC and attended J.W. Cannon High School in K ...

Stephens

Betty Ann Youngblood, 79, Toccoa
Betty Ann Youngblood   Mrs. Betty Ann Roper Youngblood age 79, of 4576 Mize Road Toccoa passed away Saturday July 18, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late ...

White

Willie Doyle Wheeler, 88, Cleveland
Mr. Willie Doyle Wheeler age 88 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Braselton Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time ...
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.