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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 16th, 2016

Forsyth

Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, Cumming
Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her residence.  A private family service will held at a later date.  ...
James J. Konrad, 75, Cumming
James J. Konrad, age 75, a 23 year resident of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with h ...
Ivan Hoyt Martin, 84, Cumming
Ivan Hoyt Martin, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on November 16, 2016. He was born in Forsyth County on January 22, 1932, to the late Oscar and Mary Emma Martin. Ivan was a po ...

Hall

Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92 of Gainesville died Wednesday November 16, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday November 20, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist C ...
Mrs. Ida Claudine Martin, age 82, of Hall County passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, November 20, ...
James Douglas Wilson, 66, Gainesville
            Mr. James Douglas Wilson, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an ex ...

Jackson

Jason Bentley Casey, 45, Commerce
Jason Bentley Casey, age 45 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016.   Mr. Casey was the son of Susan McWaters Behrle and the late Billy Ray Casey. He w ...

Lumpkin

Danny Preston Kirk, Sr, 65, Dahlonega
Danny Preston Kirk, Sr., age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016. Danny’s lovable big teddy bear personality touched so many people’s liv ...

Other

Shannon Rockford Hood, 57, Lexington, SC
Funeral services for Shannon Rockford Hood, age 57 of Lexington, SC will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Michael W ...
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.