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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Jesse Clifford Hawkins, 35, Cumming
Jesse Clifford Hawkins, age 35 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 Memorial services will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at Ingram Funeral Home Cha ...
Bobby Dooley, Cumming
Bobby Dooley passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a soul searcher in life. Bobby is preceded in death by his pa ...

Habersham

George Garland Gibson, 94, Clarkesville
Mr. George Garland Gibson, age 94 of 139 Dee Cee Drive, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Lon and Mary Ann Burch Gi ...

Hall

Albert Lee May, Jr, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Albert Lee May, Jr., 81 of Gainesville died Monday October 10, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County, Mr. May was the son of the late Albert ...

Jackson

Raymond Dowe Harvel, 77, Commerce
Mr. Raymond Dowe Harvel, age 77, of Commerce, GA died Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mr. Harvel was born in Herrin, IL to the late Elmer and Edna Brad ...

Lumpkin

Johnnie Gay Peck, 89, Dahlonega
Johnnie Gay Peck, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 10, 2016. Mrs. Peck was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a homemaker, and member of Cavender Creek Baptis ...

White

Starla Marie Towe, 25, Cleveland
Starla Marie Towe, age 25, of Cleveland passed away Monday October 10, 2016.  Starla was born in Habersham County the daughter of Keith Pardue and the late Samantha Morgan ...
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.