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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 17th, 2015

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Diane Shannon Jost, 70, Winder
   Ms. Diane Shannon Jost, age 70, of Winder, Georgia died September 17, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Nolan and Mary Lucy O’Kelly Bec ...

Dawson

John Evans, 50, Dawsonville
John Evans, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 17, 2015 at Emory University Hospital following a period of declining health. Born June 28, 1965 to the late Jack a ...

Forsyth

Charles W Strawser, Jr. passed away Thursday September 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anne Davene Meeks Strawser; son and daughter-in-law, Charles W Strawser, II ...

Hall

Weldon Whitmire, 56, Gainesville
            Weldon Whitmire age 56 of Gainesville passed away on September 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...

Lumpkin

Bessie Lou Stancil, 78, Dahlonega
Bessie Lou Stancil, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at her home with her loving family at her bedside. Bessie was a native and lifelong reside ...

Rabun

Patricia Rainey Standard, 71, of Clayton, GA, went to be with the lord on September 17, 2015. Pat was born in Cartersville, Georgia, the daughter of the late Mildred and Charles Ra ...

Stephens

Funeral services will be held Sunday September 20, at 3 P.M. in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Roger Whiten officiating. The following gentl ...
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.