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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 8th, 2015

Forsyth

James R. Pruitt, 91, Cumming
James R. Pruitt, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. James was a Veteran of World War II and was in the battle at Pearl Harbor. He is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Juanita Johnson Hand, 87, Buford
Juanita Johnson Hand, age 87 died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Ivy Springs Manor in Buford. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Good Tidings Church ...
Dorothy Johnson Thomas, 90, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Thomas, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Thomas; parents, Cliff and Berth ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Hutson Brown, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Ann Hutson Brown, age 92, of Clarkesville will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Larry Free and R ...
Roxie Gravett, 77, Clarkesville
Roxie Gravett, age 77, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hills ...
John Howard Merritt Jr., 90, Demorest
John Howard Merritt, Jr., age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at a private care facility in Stone Mountain, Georgia following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Henry Lee Carder, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Lee Carder, 59 of Gainesville died Saturday August 8, 2015. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Carder was the son of the late Wilburn L. and Mattie Ruth Campbell ...
          Ms. Amanda Lauren Bagwell King, age 31 of Clermont, passed into the Lord’s loving, welcoming arms on Saturday, August 8 ...
Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   The family will receive f ...
David Birdine Looper, 90, Gainesville
David Birdine Looper, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.       ...
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Laney McGuffey of Murrayville, formerly of Griffin, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2015 following a brief period of declining health.    Mrs. ...

Stephens

Bob Griggs, 76, Toccoa
  Mr. Bob Edward Griggs, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Stephens County Hospital.   The son of the late Charles Albert and Elsie Jan ...
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.