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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 4th, 2015

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Judy Taylor, 65, Winder
Ms. Judy Taylor, age 65, of Winder, Georgia died July 4, 2015 at her residence. A Native of Parks, Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late Robert Edward and Maxine Webb Hitch ...

Forsyth

David 'Sy' Goodwin, 49, Cumming
Major David “Sy” Goodwin, age 49, of Cumming, GA died July 4, 2015.   David was very patriotic and served his country in the U.S. Army. He served during Dese ...
Wayne Satterfield, 80, Cumming
Wayne Satterfield, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, July  3, 2015, peacefully at his home after a 2 1/2 year battle of Pulmonary Fibrosis.    Wayne is ...

Gwinnett

James W. “Jimmy” Simpson, age 81 of Buford, GA died suddenly Saturday, July 4, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Edwin “Spur” Wiley, age 66 of Alto, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at his residence. Born in Hall County on June 6, 1949, he was a son of the late M. E. “ ...

Hall

John Cook, 71, Flowery Branch
John Thomas Cook, 71, of Flowery Branch, GA died on July 4, 2015.  Born in Alpharetta, GA he was the son of the late Thomas and Annie Cook.  He served in the US Army and ...
P.L. Grant, Jr., 89, Gainesville
P.L. Grant went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2015 after a brief illness.  Born October 11, 1925, P.L. was a life-long resident of Gainesville, GA, and was married to ...
Vera Kaye Loggins Head, 63, Gainesville
Vera Kaye Loggins Head, age 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Kathy’s Personal Care Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Memorial servi ...
Dana Michelle Frazier, 47, Gillsville
Mrs. Dana Michelle Frazier age 47 of Gillsville passed away on Saturday July 04, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           ...
Patricia Trammell, 89, Clermont
Patricia Trammell age 89 of Clermont died July 4, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday July 8, 2015. In Strickland Fu ...
Edwin (Spur) Wiley, 66, Alto
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Edwin “Spur” Wiley, age 66 of Alto, who passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence.   ...

Jackson

Ms. Remonda Victoria Highfield, age 13, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Ms. Highfield was born in Gainesvil ...

Lumpkin

Alonzo Cain Jr., 81, Dahlonega
Alonzo Cain Jr., age 81, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his home following a short illness.   Junior was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpk ...

Other

Sarah Dealva Layfield, 90, Forest Park
Mrs. Sarah Dealva Layfield, age 90, of Forest Park, Georgia died July 4, 2015.  A Native of Doe Run, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late William T. and Ida Belle Fowler.&n ...
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.