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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 11th, 2016

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Runette Stewart Smith, 88, Winder
  Mrs. Runette Stewart Smith, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 11, 2016 at her residence.  Born in Braselton, Georgia on September 23, 1928, she was t ...

Dawson

Edward J. Engle, III, 75, Dawsonville
Edward J. Engle, III, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 11, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Born August 15, 1941 in Scranton, PA to the late Edward ...

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Marianne Wartholowitz Loesch, age 93 of Cumming, GA died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A graveside service will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...
Howard Phillip “Bitt” Thrower hit his final homerun when he entered the gates of heaven on October 11, 2016 after a heroic and courageous battle with cancer.  Bitt ...

Habersham

Milam Nicholson Wilson Kocica, age 100, of Hollywood, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Milam was born on February 25, 1916, to the late Benjamin Hil ...

Hall

Amanda Paige Silva, 23, Gainesville
            Miss Amanda Paige Silva, age 23 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her residence foll ...
Shirley Harrison Long, 81, Gainesville
Shirley Harrison Long, 81 and a lifelong resident died on October 11, 2016 after a period of declining health.  She was a 1953 graduate of River Bend High School where she pla ...

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Edward Leonard Patton, Sr. “Ed”, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 11, 2016 from recent health issues. Ed was born on July 9, 1943 in Clay, LA; moving ...
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.