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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Martha Sue Martin, 79, Cumming
Martha Sue Martin, age 79, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 from an extended illness.  A simple and sweet lady, Martha Sue was a life-long member of Salem Baptist Churc ...
Charles Junior (Junebug) Smith, age 80, of Cumming, formerly Buford passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Junebug was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.&nb ...

Habersham

Adam Lee Bradshaw, 31, Clarkesville
ADAM LEE BRADSHAW, age 31, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 05, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Adam was born in Hall County, ...

Jackson

Frances Blount Gravitte, 80, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Blount Gravitte, age 80 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Mrs. Gravitte was born ...
Paul Banister Gurley, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Paul Banister Gurley, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Mr. Gurley was born in Ila ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Cain, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Cain, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Joyce was born in Bennettsville, SC and ...
Kennith Albert Gillespie, 59, Dahlonega
Mr. Kennith Albert Gillespie, age 59, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. He was formerly self-employed as a truck driver. Ke ...

Stephens

Ronald David Bevins, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Ronald David Bevins, age 59, of 185 Skyview Lane, Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late Donald and Glo ...
Mrs. Polly Taylor Seawright, age 84, of 1575 Sunshine Church Road, Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015, at her residence. A daughter of the late John H. and Irene He ...

White

Merl Chadima Cloonan, 93, Cleveland
Merl Chadima Cloonan age 93 of Cleveland passed away Saturday September 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.    ...
Ray Meaders, 91, Cleveland
Ray Meaders, age 91, of Cleveland passed away Saturday September 5, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.&n ...
Ray E Meaders, 91, Cleveland
Ray E. Meaders, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Meaders was born in White County the son of the late Wiley Christopher ...
Roy Lee Pruitt, 84, Cleveland
Roy Lee Pruitt age 84, of Cleveland passed away Friday September 4, 2015.  Mr. Pruitt was born in White County the son of the late Riley and Era Gilleland Pruitt.  He ...
Stella Dillon Ruesch Syms 96 of Helen passed away September 5, 2015. She graduated from Nacoochee High School. Following her years of education she worked in Atlanta where she met ...
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.