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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Brenda Gail Vaughan, 65, Cumming
Brenda Gail Vaughan, 65, of Cumming, GA died on April 14, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Duluth GA, she was predeceased by her son, Shane.   A loving ...

Habersham

William Bascom Echols, age 93 of Lula, Georgia, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. Mr. Echols was born in Hall County on August 23, 1922 to the late Jane Brock and William Du ...

Hall

Allan Neal “Clink” Cline, 58, Gainesville
       Mr. Allan Neal Cline “Clink” age 58 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday April 14, 2016 at his residence following an extended ...
Jean Lint, 68, Gainesville
Jean Lint, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. She was the ...
Howard Leverne Rutherford, 85, Gainesville
  Mr. Howard Leverne Rutherford, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  &nb ...
Sarah Stringer, 71, Gainesville
Ms Sarah Stringer was born on July 10, 1944 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Clinton (Myrtis Rucker) Carruth.  She joined Neals Grove Baptist Church at an early age, where she served ...
Darrin Dwayne Stroud, 34, Gainesville
Mr. Darrin Dwayne Stroud age 34 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday April 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. ...
Trent Willis, Gainesville
Trent Willis was born in Gainesville, GA, he later moved to Toccoa, GA where he met his late wife Emily Simpson. He transitioned back to Gainesville as a permanent residence.. He s ...

White

David Reneau, 54, Cleveland
David Reneau, age 54, of Cleveland, GA passed away on April 14, 2016 after a long battle with diabetes.   David grew up in Mesquite, TX where he found his wife of 29 yea ...
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.