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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 29th, 2016

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Jimmie Paulette Curry, 73, Auburn
Jimmie Paulette Curry, age 73, of Auburn passed away Friday, April 29, 2016.  Jimmie was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Auburn.  She loved her family and grandchil ...

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James Henry Fowler, Jr. passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 of a heart attack.  Born in Atlanta, Ga, James was the son of James Fowler and Dorothy Thomas.  He is preced ...

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Jean Benfield White, 91, Cornelia
    Jean Benfield White, age 91, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 29, 2016.   Mrs. White was born on October 23, 1924 in ...

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Kenneth Harrison, Gainesville
Kenneth Harrison Known to most as “Bonji” and to some family as granddaddy was born in Gainesville, GA to the late Bob and Elizabeth Harrison.  Kenny joined the Na ...
James Howard, Gainesville
Mr. James Howard, services to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200. Online condolences atwww.memorialpa ...
Bobbie Jones Ledford, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Bobbie Jones Ledford, 90, of Gainesville GA, passed away at her home April 29, 2016.     A Graveside service will be held at 3:00pm on May 1, 2016, at Al ...
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.