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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 23rd, 2016

Forsyth

Nettie Smith Parnell, 62, Cumming
    Nettie Smith Parnell, age 62, of Cumming, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 23, 2016. Ms. Parnell was born in Forsyth County on March 6th, 1954, ...

Habersham

Gregg Jenkins, 70, Mt. Airy
Greg Jenkins, age 70 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Dayton, Ohio on October 8, 1945, he was a son of the late Jack and Ruth Schuyler Jenkins. Mr. Je ...

Hall

Taliah Sabreen Freeman, 32, Gainesville
Taliah Sabreen Freeman age 32 of Gainesville, GA passed away on April 23, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday at Rucker Memorial Baptist Church at 1:00 PM. Profes ...
Thomas L. Brock, 92, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home Announces the death of Mr. Thomas L. Brock 92 of Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Brock died Sat. April 23, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Comple ...

Jackson

Linda Joyce Barnett, 71, Nicholson
Mrs. Linda Joyce Barnett, age 71, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Barnett was the daughter of the late Garnett and Will ...
Cathryn Phillips, 83, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Cathryn “Booley” Phillips, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Mrs. Phillips was ...

Other

James Lewis Moss, 73, Canton
James Lewis Moss, age 73 of Canton, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born in Banks County, Georgia on April 25, 1942, he was a son of the late Gladys Marie White Wood. Mr. ...

Rabun

Rupaben Patel, 80, Clayton
Rupaben Patel, age 80, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Ms. Patel was born November 1, 1935 in Delod, India. She is preceded in death by her parents, ...
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.