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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joan Spencer Wright, 75, Cumming
Joan Spencer Wright, age 75, passed away Friday, October 14.   A native Atlantan, Joan was born on June 12, 1941 to Luie and Florence Spencer.   Joan attended Rooseve ...
Jerold Lee Walton, 63, Cumming
Jerrold Lee Walton, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Jerrold was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralee ...

Hall

Rosatta May Weaver Sipes, 95, Gainesville
Rosatta May Weaver Sipes,  age 95 of Gainesville, Ga. died peacefully at the Bell-Minor Home on October 14,2016 with her family gathered around. Services will be held at 7:00 ...
Charles Stephen Fawcett, 79, Gainesville
Charles Stephen (Chuck) Fawcett, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Hospital.     ...
Cora Lee Lyles, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mrs. Cora Lee Lyles of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:00pm at Saint John Baptist Church, 757 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gain ...
Sam T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Sam T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on Friday October 14, 2016 at his residents. Sam, was born on December 13, 1917 in Birmingham, Alb. to the late Samuel T. and Edna ...
Samuel T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on October 14,2016 at Lainer Village Estates. Services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday October 17,2016 at the chapel of Lai ...

Jackson

Eugene Edward Carlson, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eugene Edward Carlson, age 64, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Mr. Carlson was born in Tifton Georg ...
Anna May Perry Smith, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Anna May Perry Smith, age 78, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Ms. Smith was 1 of 8 children born t ...
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, 86, Commerce
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, age 86, of Commerce died Friday, October 14, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledford. ...
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.