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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 19th, 2015

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Charlene Grissom, 62, Cumming
Charlene Grissom, 62, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015. She was an active member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Free Home, GA. She is preceded in death by her pa ...
James Howard Camp, 87, Cumming
James Howard Camp, age 87 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 19, 2015. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty C ...
Joan Garrett Thompson, 80, Cumming
Joan Garrett Thompson, age 80, of Cumming passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015.  She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother.   Survivors include her husband of 62 ...

Hall

Janyce A. Blankenship, 76, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Janyce A. Blankenship, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Willowwood Nursing Center.   Memorial Mass will be 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July ...
“Vennie” Lou Graham, 97, Gainesville
“Vennie” Lou Graham, 97, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born on October 21, 1917, in Dahlone ...
Lawrence Howard, 65, Gainesville
Lawrence Howard, age 65 of Gainesville Georgia passed away on Sunday July 19th 2015. Funeral services will be held on Saturday @ 10:30am St. Paul United Methodist church.  Pro ...
Marsha Lee Belle Gage, 67, Gainesville
Marsha Lee Belle Gage, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Services will be held at a late ...

Jackson

Minor E. Davidson, 87, Maysville
Mr. Minor E. Davidson, age 87 of Maysville died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Davidson was born in Atlanta to the late, William Andrew Minor Jackson Davidson an ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John David Crimmins Jr., age 65 of Athens, who passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Mr. Crimmins was born in Falls Church, Virginia, ...

Stephens

Mark Isaac Cathey, 53, Martin
Funeral services for Mark Isaac Cathey, age 53, of Martin will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow the s ...

White

Wanda Mearl Sisum, 49, Cleveland
Wanda Mearl Sisum, age 49 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her residence.   Ms. Sisum was born on August 4, 1965, in Gainesville, Georgia to Willie Mae ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.