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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 19th, 2015

Forsyth

Robert Wayne "Bruiser" Clark, age 72, of Cumming, passed away on December 19, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Cora Mae Clark; grandchildren, Jes ...

Habersham

Kenneth Everett, 73, Demorest
Kenneth Everett, age 73, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015. Mr. Everett was born on April 25, 1942 in Demorest, Georgia to the late Verlin and Ina ...

Hall

Don Edward Fisher, 93, Gainesville
Don E. Fisher, 93, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015. Don was born in Pueblo, Colorado on December 16, 1922. He graduated from Miami High School in Miami ...
Roy Lee Maddox, 60, Lula
Roy Lee Maddox, age 60 of Lula, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015. Born in Goin, Tennessee on March 5, 1955, he was a son of the late Ernest Lee and Wanda Rouse Maddox. M ...
Carolyn Batson Sartain, 80, Gainesville
Carolyn Batson Sartain, 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015, surrounded by her family.         Born on May  ...
Beatrice Stringer, 90, Gainesville
Home Going services for Mrs. Beatrice Stringer, age 90 of Gainesville, GA will be held Monday, December 21, 2015, 1:00 pm at Bethel Church of the Nazarene,1900 Garden Drive,&n ...

White

William M. Lee, 98, Cleveland
Mr. William M. Lee age 98 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced lat ...
William “Bill” Montrose Lee of Helen passed away December 19, 2015 following a brief illness.  He was born November 21, 1917 in Anderson, Indiana and just celebrat ...
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.