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Local Obits for Sat. May 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Irma Jeanne Emerson Heckman, age 71, of Cumming passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016.  She was a member of the Forsyth County Ladies League (FCLL), Southern Women in Motion (SWI ...

Gwinnett

Jack W. Smith, 90, Lawrenceville
Jack W. Smith, age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA died Saturday, May 14, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Dani ...

Hall

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9(KJV) Earnest Eugene “Gene” Earls, Sr. began his earthly journey October 3, ...
James Thomas Minton, 91, Gainesville
James Thomas Minton, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emmie Mildred King Elrod, age 95 of 33 Hands of Love Drive, Toccoa passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late R ...

White

Dan W. Thomas, 79, Cleveland
Dan W. Thomas, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Thomas was born March 1, 1937 in Thomasville, GA to the late Henry and Ruby Vo ...
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.