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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 29th, 2016

Banks

Myron Arthur Hunt, 74 of Banks County passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born in Gwinnett County, Georgia on June 9, 1941, Mr. Hunt was a son of the late Arthur Guy & C ...

Gwinnett

Karl L. Michel, Jr, 86, Buford
Karl L. Michel, Jr., age 86 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, March 29, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Da ...

Habersham

Lloyd Cantrell, 57, Demorest
Lloyd Cantrell, age 57 Demorest, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born in Demorest, Georgia on August 23, 1958, he was the son of the late Orville Earnest Cantrell and Novic ...
Charles Michael “Mike” Esslinger, age 66 of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on March 29, 2016 at his home after a long illness. Born in Emporia, Kansas, he was a ...
Dorothy Stump Largin, 74, Demorest
Dorothy Stump Largin, age 74, Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Austell, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Mrs. Largin was born on December 5, 1941 in Rocky Mount, V ...
James Stroud, 94, Cornelia
James “J.C.” Stroud, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Mr. Stroud was born on July 6, 1921 in Stephens County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Ramiro Paramo Sanchez, 52, Oakwood
Mr. Ramiro Paramo Sanchez, age 52, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Evelyn Cleo Peebles, 85, Gainesville
    Mrs. Evelyn Cleo Peebles, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. &nb ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Brantley Pitts, Sr., age 72 of 3994 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Jess ...
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.