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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Willie Roberta Spratlin 95 passed away on March 14, 2016. Graveside services will be on March 16, 2016 at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, GA at 11am.   Condolences may be ...

Hall

Martha S. Combs, 81, Flowery Branch
Ms. Martha S. Combs, age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, M ...
Dorris Dale Murell, 86, Gainesville
               Dorris Dale Murell, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Meadow Ridge P ...
Betty Lee Bowman, 88, Gainesville
Betty Lee Bowman 88, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...
Debra Lynn Stoneking Lovero, 59, Flowery Branch
 Debra Lynn Stoneking Lovero, age 59 of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Lovero ...
Young Peck, 92, Gainesville
Mr. Young Peck, 92 of Gainesville died Monday March 14, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Peck was the son of the late Fred a ...

Lumpkin

Robert Michael “Mike” Pierce, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.   Mike was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and wa ...

Other

Robert Chapman Studdard, 54, Loganville
Robert Chapman Studdard, age 54 of Loganville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.      &nbs ...
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.