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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 20th, 2016

Habersham

Mable Hefner Stephens, 73, Mt. Airy
Mable Hefner Stephens, age 73 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on November 9, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Edward L. &ldqu ...

Hall

Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna, 87, Gainesville
Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna of Gainesville, GA died peacefully, at the age of 87, in her Gainesville home surrounded by family, February 20, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer& ...
  William “Bill” Emerson Loden, Jr. of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 20, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Marjorie Davis Loden and William ...

Jackson

Frances Evans Fortson, 79, Commerce
  Mrs.  Frances Evans Fortson, age 79, of Commerce passed away on Saturday evening February 20, 2016.    Mrs. Fortson was the daughter of the late Luther ...

Lumpkin

Margie Nell Bryan, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Margie Nell Bryan, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following her battle with pancreatic cancer. Margie ...

White

Raymond Haines, 80, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of  Mr. Raymond Eugene Haines, age 80 of Sautee. Mr. Haines passed away Saturday,February 20, 2016. He is survived loca ...
Ruby Ione Allen Reid, 87, Cleveland
Mrs . Ruby Ione Allen Reid , age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm, Monday, February 22, 2016 in the ...
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.