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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 5th, 2015

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Dorothy Davis Wilson, 84, Winder
Mrs. Dorothy Davis Wilson, age 84, of Winder, Georgia died July 5, 2015.  Mrs. Wilson was preceded by Her Husband of 68 years, James Olin “Jimmy” Wilson, ...
Ginger Dianne Gentry, 62, Winder
Ginger Dianne Gentry, age 62, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Frances Ward, 82, Winder
   Mrs. Frances Ward, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 5, 2015.  A Native of Blount County, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Doc and Virgie Harr ...

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Robert Hugh Sutton, 68, Buford
Robert Hugh Sutton, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Samuel Sutton. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seve ...

Hall

Donnie Lamar Brown, 39, Oakwood
Mr. Donnie Lamar Brown, age 39 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, Gainesville
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away July 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberly and Jackson Funeral Home.
Jeffrey A. Ries, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey A. Ries, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &nb ...

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Helen Lanette Looney, 63, Tignall
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen Lanette Looney, age 63, of Tignall, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mrs. Looney was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a daug ...
John Barry Lavendar, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mr. Lavender was born in Athens and was the son of ...
John Barry Lavender, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this tim ...
Gordon Schmidt, 82, Hoschton
Gordon Schmidt, age 82, of Hoschton and formerly of Marietta died Sunday, July 5, 2015 from illnesses.  Born in 1933, he was raised on a farm in Oklahoma and graduated from Go ...

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Mrs. Bertie Mae Cheek Fitzgerald age 85 of Comer formerly of Pendergrass, Ga, passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Fitzgerald ...

White

  William Pete Rocksandich, 79, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 after a long illness.   Known as “Bill” or “Rocky” to his many friend ...
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.