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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 12th, 2016

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Charles Edgar Lamb, 72, Cumming
Charles Edgar Lamb, age 72 of Cumming, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, November 12, 2016.  He was co-owner of Bennett's Marine. He spent most of his life ...

Hall

Daniel Richard Matthew Diaddigo, Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on November 12, 2016. He was born on October 18, 1938 in Aliquippa, PA.  Richard graduated from ...
Lisa Shivers Myers, 45, Gainesville
Mrs. Lisa Shivers Myers age 45, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2 ...
James Donald "Don" Nix, 75, Gainesville
Mr. James Donald (Don) Nix, age 75, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Other

Michael Delone Wortham, age 62, of Athens passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0 ...
Idell Moore Byers, 95, Douglasville
Idell Moore Byers, age 95 of Doulgasville and formerly of Demorest, passed away November 12, 2016, at her residence. Born in Turnerville, Georgia on March 14, 1921, she was a da ...
Leeanne Wooten Carroll, 51, Marble Hill
Leeanne Wooten Carroll age 51 of Marble Hill, GA left this world on Saturday November 12, 2016 to be with the Lord.  She was born in Jacksonville, FL, the daughter of Ann and ...
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.