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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 13th, 2015

Forsyth

Carolyn Ann Lasiter, 80, Cumming
Carolyn Ann Lasiter, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Embracing Hospice, Cumming, GA.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend whom will ...

Gwinnett

Joan Cole Simpson, 65, Lawrenceville
Joan Cole Simpson, age 65, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015. She was the daughter of the late, Golden Milton and Sallie Thomas Cole. She is survive ...
Charles Thomas Forrester of Dacula, GA passed from his earthly home on Sunday, September 13, 2015 after a seven year battle with Multiple Myeloma to live forever in Heaven with his ...

Habersham

Bobby G. Holcombe, 82, Clarkesville
Bobby G. “Bob” Holcombe, age 82 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015. Born in Carroll County, Georgia, on May 20, 1933, he was a son of the late L ...

Hall

Hazel Conley Stubbs, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Conley Stubbs, age 79 of Gainesville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her family. ...
J.H. "Jake" Butterworth, 71, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 16, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for J.H. “Jake” Butterworth, age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Tom ...

Jackson

Edward “Ed” R. Burns, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward “Ed” R. Burns, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, September 13, 2015.  Mr. Burns was b ...
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.