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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 30th, 2015

Banks

Phillip Anthony Rogers, 54, Baldwin
  Phillip Anthony Rogers, age 54, of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 3, 1961, he was the son of Rev. Linda Waters ...

Hall

               Dorothy “Dot” Louise Dyer, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, September 3 ...
Reverend Jeffrey Scott Wright, 53, Flowery Branch
Reverend Jeffrey Scott Wright, 53, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Raymond Larry Harrelson, 73, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Raymond Larry Harrelson, age 73, of Hoschton, who passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Mr. Harrelson was born in Greensboro, ...

Lumpkin

Robert Earl “Bobby” Cane, age 59, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at his home following an extended illness.   Bobby was born May ...
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.