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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 27th, 2016

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Judith Horne Welch, 72, Winder
Judith Horne Welch, age 72, of Winder passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016.  She loved to work and help other people.  Survivors include her son John Wages, Jr. and wife Li ...

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David Richard England, 42, Clarkesville
David Richard England, age 42 and a resident of Habersham County passed away March 27, 2016.  Born on July 21, 1973 David was the son of Lorain Haney England.  He was ...
Angus Waldo (Wally) Sowell III, 70, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Angus Waldo ‘Wally” Sowell III, age 70 of Clarkesville. Mr. Sowell passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016. ...

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Gerald Horace Gay, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Gerald Horace Gay age 78 of Gainesville Georgia died   on March 26,2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from an extend illness.   Gerald, was born ...
Dorothy Belle House Marlowe, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Belle House Marlowe, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.     & ...
Randy Berlin Wike, 53, Gainesville
Randy Berlin Wike, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton.  Mr. Wike was born on August 30, 1962 in G ...

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Kathy Waters, 64, Athens
Ms. Kathy Waters, age 64, of Athens, GA died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. Ms. Waters was born in Commerce to the late Floyd and Dorothy Standridge Wate ...

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William Frank Adams, 91, Toccoa
Mr. William Frank Adams, age 91 of Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late Samue ...

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Rev. Allen Ross Palmer, 93, Cleveland
Rev. Allen Ross Palmer, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Habersham Home. Rev. Palmer was born on June 8, 1922, in Cleveland, GA, to the late Marlin ...
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.