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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 9th, 2015

Forsyth

Grace Carrie Samples, 88, Cumming
Grace Carrie Samples, age 88 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Grace was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husba ...

Gwinnett

Madge Ashworth Gailey, 78, Buford
Madge Ashworth Gailey, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Tommy Gailey; parents, J.C. and Vivian Dav ...

Hall

James Mark DeLong, Sr., 94, Gainesville
  James Mark DeLong, Sr., 94, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at the home of Greg and Catherine on July 9, 2015. He was born in Gainesville, Ga. on August 6, 192 ...
Perry Williams, 91, Gainesville
Perry Williams age 91 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 9, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his son Dennis Williams.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Nan ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Newt David “Roach” Ledford, Jr., age 63 of Talmo, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Mr. Ledford ...

Rabun

Ethel Irene Coleman Hopper, 86, of Clayton, GA went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 9, 2015.   She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Frank Pinion ...
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.