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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 18th, 2016

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Stacey Allison, 33, Gainesville
  . Stacey Allison age 33, of Gainesville passed away November 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           &n ...
Brenda Ruth (Gaither) Bailey, 53, Gainesville
Brenda Ruth (Gaither) Bailey was born on July 9, 1963 to the late Mr. Jewell Gaither Sr. and Dorothy (Rucker) in Jackson County, Georgia. She departed this life on Friday, November ...
Alex Wayne Castillo, 20, Gainesville
Mr. Alex Wayne Castillo age 20 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 22, 2016 fr ...
Thomas Jackson Durrett, III, passed away on November 18, 2016. He was born in Atlanta in 1936, but spent his later childhood in Tate, GA, graduating as valedictorian from Tate High ...
Richard Barry Falt, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Richard Barry Falt, 78 of Gainesville died Thursday.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Gainesville.?
Marie Thayer, 92, Gainesville
Marie A. Thayer of Oakwood GA passed away peacefully November 18, 2016 at age 92. She was born and raised in Orange County CA. Though actively pursued by UC Berkeley and sever ...
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.