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Local Obits for Fri. May 27th, 2016

Dawson

Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, Dawsonville
Tristan Anthony Payne, 11, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016. Born May 20, 2005, Tristan was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He was a student at ...

Forsyth

Richard Whitmire, 64, Cumming
Richard Whitmire, age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. Richard was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and B ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Lance Hulsey, 47, Braselton
Kenneth Lance Hulsey, age 47, of Braselton passed away Friday, May 27, 2016.  Kenneth  graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree.  He loved Go ...

Habersham

Gemilda Ruth Reynolds Cantrell, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Young Harris, Georgia on March 13, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Lee ...
Elijah Paul James Gunn, age 3 of Alto, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 a ...
Billy David Holbrooks, 75, Demorest
Billy Holbrooks, age 75 of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Born Habersham County on April 1, 1941, he was a son of the late ...
Gemilda R. Reynolds, 85, Baldwin
Gemilda R. Reynolds age 85 of Baldwin, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

Hall

Joe Randal Graham, 62, Gainesville
Joe Randal Graham, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4:00 ...
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, Gainesville
Lois N. Pirkle, 86, of Gainesville, died Friday May 27, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Lumpkin

Edith Thompson Little, 69, Dahlonega
Edith Thompson Little, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.   Edith was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was the manager ...
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.