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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 10th, 2016

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Carlton Martin, 57, Winder
Mr. Carlton Martin, age 57, of Winder, Georgia died November 10, 2016.  Mr. Martin was born March 6, 1959 in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  He was preceded by his parents, Fran ...

Hall

Gary David Wortman, 73, Hoschton
        Mr. Gary David Wortman, age 73 of Hoschton, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of Braselton f ...
Zachary P. Young, 54, Jonesboro, Ga. formerly of Gainesville
Zachary P. Young age 54 of Jonesboro, GA formally of Gainesville, GA transitioned on November 10, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memories his parents Douglas Young and Mae C. Wilmo ...

Jackson

Jessie Nathaniel Martin, 81, Nicholson
Mr. Jessie Nathaniel Martin, age 81, of Nicholson died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Martin was born in Brockton to the late, Guy and Esther Ruth Deaton M ...

Lumpkin

Ernest Webster Jones, 75, Dahlonega
 Ernest Webster Jones, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday November 10, 2016. Ernest was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He worked in construct ...

Stephens

James Edward Davis, 68, Martin
Mr. James Edward Davis, age 68 of 3481 Toms Creek Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late John and Margaret See Davis, ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.