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Local Obits for Sun. May 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Courtland F. James, 76, Cumming
Courtland F. James 76 of Cumming passed away on May 29, 2016 McDonald and Son is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...

Habersham

Anna Belle Morrison Dean, 90, Batesville
Funeral services for Anna Belle Morrison Dean, age 90 of the Batesville community will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Brion ...
Chanh Tenakoun, 85, Cornelia
Chanh Tenakoun, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016.   Mr. Tenakoun was born on February 1, 1931, in Vientiane, Laos, to the late Bou and O ...

Hall

Rev. L. G. Gilstrap, 81, Gainesville
  Rev. L.G. Gilstrap, 81, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 29, 2016 with family by his side.   The family will recei ...
Paul J. Hanes, 87, Braselton
Paul “Shorty” J. Hanes, 87, of Braselton, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, 19, Gainesville
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, age 19, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was a member of Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville, GA and worked as a Professional Ass ...
Roy White, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 2, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Roy White age 88 of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Corinth Baptist C ...

Jackson

Don Edward Brock, 77, Nicholson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Don Edward Brock, age 77, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Mr. Brock was born in Marianna, Fl ...
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.