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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 19th, 2016

Forsyth

John William (Pat) Patrick, age 87, of Cumming passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. Pat retired from Snap-on Tools and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Following his retirement, he o ...

Hall

Lula E. Robinson, 71, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday January 23, 2016 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lula E. Robinson, 71, of Gainesville, GA.. Mr. Glenn Ladd will officiate ...
Alice Montree Stephens, 93, Murrayville
  Alice (Montree) Stephens passed away at Mountain Lakes Hospital Tuesday, January 19, 2016.   Born on June 10, 1922, she was a resident of Hall County Ga. for 9 ...

Jackson

Jack F. Kelley, 81, Jefferson
Mr. Jack F. Kelley, age 81 of Jefferson died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Kelley was born in Blairsville, GA to the late, Mack and Murne ...
Everette Massey Milford, 97, Commerce
  Everette Massey Milford, age 97, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Born May 10, 1918, in Banks County, GA, Everette was the daug ...

Other

Henry Gerry Gunter, 70, Lavonia
Mr. Henry Gerry Gunter, 70 of Lavonia, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his home peacefully of natural causes. Born on March 26, 1945, in Lawrenceville GA, he was the son o ...
Stanley Donald Rock, 82, Kennesaw
Stanley Donald Rock, age 82, of Kennesaw, GA passed away on January 19, 2016. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and served several tours during his tim ...

Stephens

Mrs. Frances Madgelene Finley Hart, age 90 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Seaborn and Maybelle ...

White

Marguerite T. Bruce, 95, Cleveland
Marguerite T. Bruce, 95 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Marguerite was born in Atlanta GA on February 14, 1920 to the late William Frank Thomas and Willie Maude ...
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.