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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 2nd, 2015

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Doris Edna Snyder, 80, Winder
Doris Edna Snyder, age 80, of Winder passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015.  No services will be held at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,& ...
John Virlyn Toney, 83, Winder
John Virlyn Toney, a consummate southern gentleman who never met a stranger, departed this life peacefully among many of his immediate family and close friends on September 2, 2015 ...

Forsyth

David Bowman, 93, Cumming
Mr. David Bowman 93 of Cumming, Ga passed away on September 2nd, 2015. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Juliette. Mr. Bowman was also retired from the United States ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Ann (Adams) Tidrick, 85, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Joyce Ann (Adams) Tidrick, age 85, of Lawrenceville passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015. No Funeral Services will be held as per her wishes. Mrs. Tidrick was born i ...

Habersham

Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away on Wednesday September 2, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Gaddy was the son of Hardy and Mabel Taylor Gaddy. Mr. ...
John Milton Hardy, 90, Cornelia
John Milton Hardy, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.   Mr. Hardy was born December 11, 1924 in Habersham County, GA to the late ...

Hall

Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away at his residence on Wednesday September 2, 2015.   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 5, 2015 in th ...
Janis Bailey Prejean, 69, Flowery Branch
Janis Bailey Prejean, age 69, of Flowery Branch and formerly of Louisana passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 after a 5 year fight with cancer.  Janis was the classic supe ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Nelle Sosebee Sorrells, age 75, of Talmo, who passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mrs. Sorrells was born in Talmo, Geor ...

Other

William Hayes, McMath, Jr., a 54 year old native of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015.  Hayes was very much loved by his family and friends and will be reme ...
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.