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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 15th, 2016

Forsyth

Morris Cecil "Cowboy" Chadwick, age 78, of Cumming passed away Monday, February 15, 2016.  Mr. Chadwick was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and is preceded in ...

Hall

Ricky William Ellis, 48, Gainesville
   Ricky William Ellis age 48, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away suddenly Monday, February 15, 2016.           &nb ...
Donald Leon Kirby, 78, Gainesville
        Mr. Donald Leon Kirby, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. ...
Bernard Suttler Roberts, 49, Gainesville
      Bernard Suttler Roberts, age 49, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   &nb ...

Jackson

     Mrs. Peggy Sue Chasteen Stephens, age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 in Athens, Georgia.      &n ...

Lumpkin

Dolores Bearden, 59, Dahlonega
Dolores Bearden, 59, of Dahlonega passed away Monday February 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born November 26, 1956 to the ...
Alverda Stringer, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Alverda Stringer, age 77 of Dahlonega, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for S ...

Other

Miss Shannon Elizabeth Vickery, age 23 of Gumlog Road, Lavonia, Georgia passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of Ri ...
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.