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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 7th, 2013

Forsyth

Luke Barker, 87, Suwanee
Luke Barker, age 87, of Suwanee (Forsyth County), passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 9th at 11:00 am at Pleasant View Baptist ...

Gwinnett

Henry Allen Puckett, 92, Buford
Henry Allen Puckett, age 92, of Buford, GA, died Friday, September 6, 2013 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel on Monday, Septe ...

Habersham

Jo Ann McCann, 70, Clarkesville
Jo Ann McCann, age 70, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Ms. McCann ...

Hall

Mildred Irene Maynard, 65, Buford
Mildred Irene Maynard, age 65, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, September 7, 2013, after a sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3 PM at Hamilton ...

Jackson

Michael David Matthews, 54, Commerce
Michael David Matthews, 54, passed away on Saturday, September 7 surrounded by his family. He spent his final days with family and special friends who reminded him of what a specia ...
Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, 99, Commerce
Mr. Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, age 99, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Evans was born in Franklin County to the late C ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, Dahlonega
Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, of Dahlonega passed away in Gainesville, Georgia the morning of Thursday, September 5th, 2013 after losing her second battle with cancer. Born Shirley Jea ...

Other

Dolores Stamey, 65, Blue Ridge
Dolores Stamey, age 65 of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge. She was born in Fannin County on Monday, September ...
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.