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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 26th, 2016

Habersham

John Oscar Anderson, Jr., 87, Cornelia
  John Oscar Anderson, Jr., age 87, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Cornelia, GA on September 16, 1928 to the late Rev. John ...
Paulino Fontanilla, 78, Alto
      Paulino Fontanilla, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016.   No Funeral Services will be held.   ...

Hall

Thomas Fowler, 75, Gainesville
Thomas D. Fowler, Jr., age 75, passed away at his residence on February 14, 2016 following a sudden illness.  He was survived by his beloved wife Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler who la ...
Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79 of Gainesville passed away March 16, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Pirkle was the daughter of the ...
Teresa Ann Smith, 62, Murrayville
Mrs. Teresa Ann Smith, age 62 of Murrayville. Teresa passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was born in Hall County on October 4, 1953 to the late Clinton Hurley and Margie ...

Jackson

Linda Peppers Bishop, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Linda Peppers Bishop, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Ms. Bishop was born in Jeffer ...
Ruby M. Massey, 77, Jefferson
Mrs. Ruby M. Massey, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Ludie Clark Hi ...
Thomas Jeffrey “Jeff” Roberts age 60 of Maysville passed away Saturday March 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born November 2 ...
Jean Ross, 90, Hoschton
Jean Ross, age 90, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

White

Laverne Nix Davis, 80, Cleveland
Laverne Nix Davis, age 80, of Cleveland passed away Saturday March 26, 2016.  Mrs. Davis was born in White County the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ruth Pilgrim Dalton ...
Teresa Smith, 62, Murrayville
Alexander  Funeral Home announces the death of Teresa Smith, age 62 of Murrayville, who passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...
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.