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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 18th, 2015

Dawson

Nimrod Day, 88, Dawsonville
Nimrod Day, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 18, 2015 at Bell Minor following a period of declining health. Born April 2, 1927 to the late Mon and Cynthia Day, he w ...

Gwinnett

Peggy Ramey Robinson, 75, Fairburn, Ga. formerly of Buford
Peggy Ramey Robinson, age 75, of Fairburn, GA, formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Kerry Black; parents, Emo ...

Habersham

George Ralph Bowen, 97, Demorest
Funeral services will be held for George Ralph Bowen who died Tuesday, August 18, at age 97, at Tennova Hospital West Turkey Creek, in Knoxville, Tennessee. George was born Febr ...
John William Weathers, 64, Cornelia
  John William Weathers, Jr., age 64, of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 19, 1951, in Elberton, Georgia, he was the son of ...

Hall

Winford Daniel Carder, 82, Gainesville
Winford Daniel Carder, 82, a loving father and lifetime resident of Hall County, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 following a period of declining health.   In add ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Caroldene Blackstock McEver, age 87 of Talmo, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  Mrs. McEver was born in J ...

Lumpkin

Jerry Brance Radford, 71, Dahlonega
  Jerry Brance Radford, age 71, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a brief illness.   ...

Other

Lucy LaFerne Dove, 76, Monticello
Lucy LaFerne Dove, 76, of Monticello, Ga passed away on Tuesday August 18, 2015 at her home in Monticello after an extended illness. A native of Gainesville, LaFerne was born on ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.