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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 3rd, 2015

Forsyth

Rachel Montree Martin, 84, Cumming
Rachel Montree Martin, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, July  3, 2015. She was with The Forsyth County Board of Education for 30 years retiring as a secretary at Sawn ...
Joan Diane Pendley, 71, Cumming
Joan Diane Pendley, age 71, of Cumming, passed away July 3, 2015. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Egbert and Lois Payne, ...

Gwinnett

Lucretia Ann Roberts, 55, Buford
Lucretia Ann Roberts, 55, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on July 3rd.  The ceremony service will be held at 2PM on July 7th at Rudders Funera ...

Habersham

David Jonathon Whitaker, 43, Mt. Airy
  David Jonathon Whitaker, age 43, of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015. Born on April 29, 1972, in Habersham, County, he was a son of the late George and Barba ...

Hall

Martha Ann Peck Brooks, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Martha Ann Peck Brooks age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 03, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nbs ...
James Edwin Faulkner, 70, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Edwin Faulkner, age 70, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Faulkner was born J ...
Winnie Christine Pirkle, age 83, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2015 ...
William A Royal, III, 68, Gainesville
William A. Royal ,lll age 68 of Gainesville, Ga. died July 3, 2015 at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held  Monday at 2:00 pm July 6, 2015 in ...
John Dee (J.D.) Satterfield, 94, Gainesville
Mr. John Dee “J.D.” Satterfield, age 94, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, David N. Satterfield; parents, J ...

Jackson

Carolyn M. Scoggins, 63, Jefferson
Carolyn M. Scoggins, age 63 of Jefferson, GA died Friday, July 3, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Danny ...

Stephens

Roy Alexander Fitzgerald, 88, Eastanollee
Mr. Roy Alexander Fitzgerald age 88 of 178 Turner Road, Eastanollee passed away Thursday June 2, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta.   A son of the late Alexander and M ...

Union

Billy J. Marr, 78, Suches
Billy J. Marr, age 78, of Suches, GA and formerly of the Mt. Moriah Community of Hoschton, GA passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Wesl ...

White

Frank Lee Baker Jr., 64, Sautee
Frank Lee Baker Jr. age 64, of Sautee passed away Friday July 3, 2015.  Mr. Baker was born in Fulton County the son of the late Frank Lee Baker Sr. and Sarah Adams Baker. & ...
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.