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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 11th, 2016

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            Mrs. Tinnie Mae Johnson Landing, age 70 of Winder, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her residence fo ...

Forsyth

William Michael Jones, 75, Cumming
William Michael Jones, 75, of Cumming, GA died on February 11, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Kingston, Jamaica he was the son of Ruby James.  His beloved w ...
Montine Martin, 72, Cumming
Montine Martin, age 72, of Forsyth County, passed away on February 11, 2016.  She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Dawsonville.  Montine is preceded in death by ...

Hall

Enid McKinley Hastings, 90, Gainesville
Enid Eloise McKinley Hastings, 90, of Gainesville, Georgia, died at home surrounded by her family on February 11, 2016. Mrs. Hastings was born in Vienna, Georgia, on January 30, ...
Mrs. Betty Jean “BJ” Elliott Webb, age 67 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.    &n ...
Junior Homer Young, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Junior Homer Young, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.         ...
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.