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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 28th, 2015

Banks

Ralph Allen Hill, 75, Maysville
  Ralph Allen Hill, age 75, of Maysville passed away on July 28th, 2015. He is survived by a sister, Frances Hill Williams of Savannah. There are no services planned at thi ...

Dawson

Caryl White Maisel, 69, Dawsonville
Caryl White Maisel, 69, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on July 28, 2015. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Stamford White and Virginia Gluck.  Caryl, a ...

Gwinnett

Barber Ray “Bob” Forrest, age 79 of Buford, GA and formerly of Greensboro, NC died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 after an extended battle with cancer. A memorial service will ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the passing of Horace Edward “Dump” Roach, age 94, of Commerce who passed away on July 28th, 2015. He was the son of Absom and Be ...
Jerry Philip Haley, 63, Braselton
Jerry Philip Haley, age 63, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  Mr. Haley was a member of Hamilton Mill Christian Church in Buford.  He retired from MARTA a ...
Clozelle Wright Wilkins, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Clozelle Wright Wilkins, 83 of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday July 28, 2015. Mrs. Wilkins was born in Jefferson, Geor ...
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.