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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 20th, 2016

Forsyth

E. C. Prather, 78, Cumming
E. C. Prather, age 78, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on October 20, 2016. He was born in 1938, to the late Dewey and Grace Prather. E. C. was a great farmer and will always be rememb ...
Bernard Thomas "Tommy" Wood, age 71, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Mr. Wood was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He is preceded ...

Habersham

Mack Couch, 89, Clarkesville
Mr. Mack Couch, age 89 of Clarkesville passed away October 20, 2016.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chap ...

Hall

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 22, 2016 at Pine Grove Baptist Church for William Johnny Aikens Jr., age 66 of Lula. The body will lie-in-state from 1 ...
Joseph Brown “J.B.” Johnston, Jr., age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016. Mr. Johnston was born on November 3, 1933 in Fort Myers, FL to t ...
Mr. Marvin H. “Woody” Wood Jr. age 78 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 20, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living Center following an extended illness from Alzheime ...

Stephens

Mrs. Suzanne Smith Crowe passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at her residence. Born in Rome, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Roy Carlton and Emily Sewell Smith. ...

White

Sharon Lee Burdick, 72, Sautee Nacoochee
With deepest regret, we announce the passing of Sharon Lee Burdick, 72, of Sautee-Nacoochee, GA on October 20, 2016.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, October ...
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.