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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Frances Lee Pruitt, 75, Cumming
Frances Lee Pruitt, age 75, of Forsyth County, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015. She was a member of Trinity Worship Center and was the “mother” of the Sonshine ...

Habersham

Ruth Bellamy Barrett, age 81 of Alto, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015. Born in Banks County on May 16, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Emmitt Pierce and Gladys Bell Mc ...

Hall

Johnny Lee Martin, 51, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday October 19, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny Lee Martin age 51 of Lula. The Rev. Johnny Stone will officiate. ...
Jessie Weber, 32, Gainesville
Jessie Michael Weber, 32, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015.   Born in Oceanside, NY on April 1, 1983, he was the son of Harold and Peggy Jones ...

Jackson

Travis Leon Boles, Sr, 87, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Travis Leon Boles, Sr., age 87, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015. Mr. Boles was born in Duluth, Georgia, a son ...
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.