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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 26th, 2015

Dawson

Winston “Red” Roland, 74, Dawsonville
Winston “Red” Roland, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 26, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born October 21, 1941 to the ...

Forsyth

Thomas E. Seay, MD, PhD died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 26, 2015. He was born December 9, 1951 in Athens, Georgia. He received a B.S. from University of Georgia, a Ph.D. in ...

Gwinnett

Malcolm Sidney “Sid” Skelton, Jr., age 69 of Buford, GA died Sunday, December 26, 2015. A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton M ...

Habersham

Rebecca Lovell Anderson, 79, Clarkesville
Rebecca Lovell Anderson, age 79, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Mrs. Anderson was born on August 11, 1936 in Rabun County, Georgia to the ...

Other

Miriam Elizabeth Killmeyer Reed, 67, of Monroe, GA., passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015.   A loving wife, mother and grandmother and sister she will be greatly ...

Stephens

Ronald Roy Bohannon, 50, Martin
Mr. Ronald Roy “Runt” Bohannon, age 50, of South River Trail, Martin, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the residence.    A son of Linda B ...

White

Duane Harrell, 82, Cleveland
Duane Harrell age 82, of Cleveland passed away Saturday December 26, 2015.  Mr. Harrell was born in Jacksonville, Florida the son of the late Charles Eugene and Vida Johnso ...
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.