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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 15th, 2016

Banks

Ms. Ashley Nicole Bennett, age 28, of Homer, GA died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center.  Ms. Bennett was born in Demorest to Vernon Murray of Cornelia and ...
Adeley Gray Grier, inf, Homer
  Adeley Gray Grier, infant daughter of Justin Grier of Homer and the late, Ashley Nicole Bennett, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center.  In ...

Barrow

Edward (Kokomo) Mason Owens, Jr., age 74 of Winder passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Edward was born in St. Petersburgh, Florida.  He was a long term employee of L ...

Forsyth

Thomas Richard Temples, 65, Cumming
Thomas Richard Temples, age 65,  of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Mr. Temples was a member of River of Life Church of God.  He is preceded in deat ...
Charles A. Walls, 75, Cumming
Charles A. Walls, 75, of Cumming passed away Saturday October 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 19, 1941 to the late Claude and Effie Walls, he was a lifelo ...

Habersham

Rachel Jean Davis Byram, 84, Pensacola, FL. formerly of Cornelia
Rachel Jean Davis Byram, age 84, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Mrs. Byram was born on June 2 ...

Hall

Timothy Cantrell, Gainesville
Mr. Timothy Cantrell of Gainesville,Ga passed October 15,2016. Funeral Arrangements announced later. Young's Funeral Home, Roger Young , Funeral Director, 1553 Old Athens Road ...

Stephens

Mrs. Myrtle Mae Baker Chandler Phillips, age 97, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Pruitt Health in Toccoa, Georgia. Born in Warren County, Georgia, on June 10, 1919 ...
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.