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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 3rd, 2015

Banks

Bobby G. Lacey, 83, Tates Creek
Bobby G. Lacey, age 83, of Tates Creek Community in Banks County, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015. Mr. Lacey was born on March 17, 1932 in Cobb County, Georg ...

Barrow

Robert Sidney Day, 53, Winder
Mr. Robert Sidney Day, age 53, of Winder, Georgia died September 3, 2015.  Mr. Day was a member of The Winder First Christian Church and a graduate of Winder-Barrow High ...

Forsyth

  Thomas Theodore Guins, Jr., age 89, of Cumming passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015.   Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Theodore and Lula Guin ...

Habersham

Rena Mae Hicks Addis, 79, Demorest
Rena Mae Hicks Addis, age 79, Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015. Mrs. Addis was born on November 16, 1935 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Ro ...
Dale Loudermilk Gerrin, 61, Cornelia
  Dale Loudermilk Gerrin, age 61, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at her residence. Born on March 30, 1954, in Demorest, she was a daughter of the l ...

Hall

Betty Mayo Buchanan, 82, Flowery Branch
Betty Mayo Buchanan, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl ...
Joyce Fields Eckholt, 63, Gainesville
Joyce Fields Eckholt, age 63, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 following an extended illness. She was born in Camp Pickett, VA to the late Thomas Field ...
Delgadina Solorio Sanchez, 49, Gainesville
 Mrs. Delgadina Solorio Sanchez age 49 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday September 03, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.     &nb ...
Jesus Tibercio Sanchez, 68, Gainesville
    Reverend Jesus Tiburcio Sanchez, age 68, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015.        &n ...
Jesse H. Waugh, 72, Flowery Branch
  Jesse H. Waugh, age 72, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Virginia H. Waugh; daughte ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.