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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 26th, 2016

Dawson

Milton "Mickey" Lamar Howard, 85, Dawsonville
Milton “Mickey” Lamar Howard, age 85, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peaceful with his wife of 64 years at his side Friday, February 26, 2016 at his residence. Micke ...

Forsyth

Worthy Dee "Pete" Peterman, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016. Pete was a member of The Academy of Model Aeronautics and Chevy II Only. He was a ...

Habersham

Lynn T. Moore, 85, Mt. Airy
Lynn T. Moore, age 85, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016.   Mr. Moore was born August 17, 1930 in Young Harris, GA to the late John Ferry and L ...

Hall

Charlie Aikens, 44, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie Aikens, age 44, of Gainesville passed away Friday, February 26, 2016.   A Private Memorial will be held at a later date.   In lieu of flowers, donations m ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Phyllis Patricia Alexander, age 75 of Lula. Patricia passed away Friday, February 26, 2016. Funeral services are schedule ...
Ernestina Juarez Montoya, 71, Gainesville
Ernestina Juarez Montoya, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 26, 2016. She was a homemaker and wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by h ...

Rabun

Thomas Ash, 76, Clayton
Thomas Ash, 76, passed away February 26, 2016 after a three month illness.   He is survived by his wife, Eileen, two sons, Dr. Christopher Ash, Timothy Ash, and one gran ...

White

Willie Earl Summerour, 72, Cleveland
Willie Earl Summerour, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Summerour was born on February 27, 1943, in Charlotte, North Car ...
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.