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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 9th, 2016

Dawson

Easter Gayton Amos, 88, Dawsonville
Easter Gayton Amos, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 8, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born April 8, 1928 to the late Jo ...

Forsyth

Larmon Roy Barron, 85, Cumming
Rev. Larmon Roy Barron, age 85, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016. A loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, Larmon was a ...
Carolyn McAlpin Neely, 76, Cumming
Carolyn McAlpin Neely, 76, of Cumming, GA died at Vitas Hospice Duluth on Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Born in Magee, MS she was the daughter of the late Olice and Newman McAlpin ...

Habersham

Dorothy Oatley Bell, 84, Demorest
Dorothy Oatley Bell, age 84, passed away surrounded by family in the early morning hours of October 9th. Born on December 18th, 1931, in Atlanta, Georgia, she was affectionatel ...

Hall

Bryant Davis, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Bryant Davis, age 48, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Chapel of Me ...
Thomas Edward Garner, 92, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Edward (Ed) Garner, age 92, of Gainesville passed away into the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – G ...
Margaret Segers Jackson, age 74, of Lula, Georgia (Rock Springs Community) went to be with The Lord on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Mrs. Jackson was born on December 15, 1941 in B ...
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.