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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 5th, 2016

Forsyth

Judith Ora Cooper, 70, Cumming
Judith Ora Cooper, age 70 of Forsyth County, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016.  She is survived by her children, Detra Valentine of Gainesville, Marguerite Yates, De ...

Habersham

Lillian Parfitt Stewart, 92, Cornelia
Lillian Parfitt Stewart, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016. Mrs. Stewart was born on April 23, 1924, in Pewsey, England, to the late John Wal ...

Hall

William George Bozarth, 88, Gainesville
Mr. William George Bozarth, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord Monday, December 5, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Service ...
Rebeca Araujo-Castillo, 39, Gainesville
Ms. Rebeca Araujo-Castillo, 39, of Gainesville passed away December 5, 2016.  A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael Cat ...
Eugene Terrell Duncan, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Eugene Terrell Duncan, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Jim Wages, 76, Clermont
Jim Wages age 76 of Clermont, Ga. Died Sunday December 4, 2016 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Saturday December 10, 2016 at the Little Davenport Ch ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ira Ella “Rella” Crumley Couch, age 93 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Mrs. C ...
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.