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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 13th, 2016

Banks

Henry Edison Tompkins, 84, Commerce
Mr. Henry Edison Tompkins, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Tompkins was born in Westminster, SC to the late J.B. Tompkins, Jr. and Tom ...

Barrow

Mrs. Kristina Pierson Eckhof age 40 of Winder passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Clearview Hospital in Monroe, Ga following an extended illness. Memorial services are s ...

Forsyth

Joyce “ Nanny” Satterfield, age 77, of Talking Rock, formerly of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. Nanny was a fun, loving person and unconditionally love ...

Hall

Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, Murrayville
Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 ...
Connie Self, 62, Gainesville
Ms. Connie Self age 62 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday October 15, 2016 ...
Hayley Deneen Smith, 52, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hayley Deneen Smith, age 52, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will b ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86 of Oakwood, GA, passed away October 13, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled at 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 in the chapel at Little & Davenpor ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86, of Oakwood died on October 13, 2016.    A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, George grew up in West Virginia and was ...

Lumpkin

Dimple Fricks, 87, Dahlonega
Dimple Fricks, 87, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 24, 1929 to the late Grover and Carrie J ...
Allie Elizabeth Richardson, age 42, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on October 13, 2016. Allie was born in Gainesville, GA on August 4, 1974 to Wade a ...
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, 76, Dahlonega
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, age 76, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 13, 2016. Carlton was born on July 10, 1940 to the late Homer and Alma Sp ...

Other

Steve Pruitt, 74, Carnesville
Steve Pruitt, age 74, of Carnesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Mr. Pruitt was born on May 21, 1942, in Commerce, Georgia, to the late Ralph W. and Rut ...

Stephens

Mrs. Christine Campbell Powers, age 89 of 99 Nancy Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Anderson Lon and Myrtle ...
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.