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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 27th, 2015

Barrow

Stevie Russell Ledbetter, age 54, of Statham passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015.   Survivors include his mother Hilda Ledbetter, brothers Scott Ledbetter and wife Debbie ...

Gwinnett

Sandra M. Alvarez, 42, Dacula
Sandra M. Alvarez, age 42 of Dacula, Georgia, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...

Hall

Hugh N Bishop, 89, Gainesville
     Mr. Hugh N. Bishop age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday October 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  &n ...
Gary J. Rutledge, 53, Gainesville
Gary J. Rutledge, age 53 of Gainesville, GA died Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Graveside service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in ...
Bill Sensel, 61, Flowery Branch
Mr. Bill Sensel, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice, with his family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov ...

Other

Ernest Fredrick Sparks III, 66, Alpharetta
Ernest Fredrick Sparks III, 66, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Mr. Sparks is a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War with ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Charles Richards, age 78 of 1040 Old Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of ...
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.