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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 31st, 2015

Forsyth

Mr. Joseph Slater Bruce, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, went to be with his loving Heavenly Father in Heaven on August 31, 2015.   Joseph is survived b ...

Habersham

Andrew Sutton, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Andrew Sutton, age 84 of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Providence Baptist Church. &n ...

Lumpkin

David C. Grizzle, 69, Dahlonega
David C. Grizzle, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. David was a native and lifelong resident ...

Other

Mildred Helton, 72, Canon
Mildred Helton, 72, of Canon, GA passed away on August 31, 2015. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Helton was retired from the R-Ranch. A loving wife, mother and friend, she will ...
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.