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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 5th, 2013

Gwinnett

Gurtis Faye Hooks, 72, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Gurtis Faye Hooks, age 72, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, September 05, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Ramey, Sugar Hill, GA; sons and daughter in law, ...

Hall

Donald Cooper McNeal, 76, Flowery Branch
Donald Cooper McNeal, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away Thursday, September 05, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Septembe ...
Evangeline Loraine Angel Whitley (previously known as Angie Hebbeler), 86, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at home with her loving family, following ...
Frances Davis, 93, Cumming
Frances Davis, age 93, of Newnan, formerly of Cumming, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumming. She enjoyed gardening and lov ...

Jackson

Lula Ann Turner, 54, Braselton
Lula Ann Turner, age 54, of Braselton passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013. Ann, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 21 years ago, and has fought a long battle, with never ...

Other

Stephen Eugene Manley, 52, Sandy Springs
Mr. Stephen Eugene Manley, age 52, of Sandy Springs died Thursday, September 5, 2013. Mr. Manley was a loving son to the late, Gene and Romona Strandridge Manley. Mr. Manley was ...

White

Garry Allen Franks, 67, Cleveland
Garry Allen Franks, age 67 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be sche ...
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.