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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 23rd, 2016

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Suzanne Tucci, 67, Auburn
Ms. Suzanne Tucci, age 67, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 alongside her family.   Funeral Mass will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2016 at Prince o ...

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Donald Lee "Don" Elrod, 74, Mt. Airy
Donald Lee "Don" Elrod, age 74 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Arrangements are incomplete and wil ...
Adolphus Ramey, Jr., 88, Baldwin
Adolphus Ramey, Jr. (Junior), age 88, of Baldwin, GA passed away, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Ramey was born February 7, 1928 in Rabun County, GA to the lat ...

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Joan Underwood Cody, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joan Underwood Cody, age 68, of Jefferson Georgia, who entered into rest Tuesday, February 23, 2016.  Mrs. Cody was born in Pend ...

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Henry Alton Bridges, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Henry Alton Bridges, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away on February 23, 2016. Born March 14, 1941 to George and Blanche Bridges.  Mr. Bridges served in the Army during Vi ...
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.