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Local Obits for Sat. May 7th, 2016

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Deborah Ann Peppers, 55, Winder
Deborah Ann Peppers, age 55, of Winder, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016.  Deborah loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.  Survivors include her parents ...

Forsyth

Ronnie Eugene Gilmer, 80, Cumming
Ronnie Eugene Gilmer 80, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016.  He was born on October 6, 1935 in Moreland, Kentucky to William Henry and Dortha Jane (Mye ...

Gwinnett

Agnes Clifford Bray, 87, Suwanee
Agnes Clifford Bray, age 87 of Suwanee, GA died Saturday, May 7, 2016 following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Raymond Duell Ledford, 91, Demorest
      Raymond Duell “Red” Ledford, age 91, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, May 6, 2016 following a sudden illness. ...

Hall

Lillie Mae Furr, 89, Alto
 Mrs. Lillie Mae Furr age 89 of Alto passed away on Saturday May 07, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.         &n ...
Aubrey Dean Helton, 66, Oakwood
            Mr. Aubrey Dean Helton, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cent ...
Aubrey Dean Helton, 66, Oakwood
            Mr. Aubrey Dean Helton, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cent ...
Michael Wesley Lewis, 57, Clermont
Michael Wesley Lewis, age 57 of Clermont, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016.  Mr. Lewis was born February 4, 1959 in Atlanta to Joyce Collard Woroschinski and the late Char ...
Teresa Wynette Echols Maney, 46, Murrayville
  Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Teresa Wynette Echols Maney, age 46 of Murrayville. Teresa passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016. Funeral services ...
Tommy Dale McCue, 73, Gainesville
  Mr. Tommy Dale McCue age 73 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 07, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a Massive Stroke.     &n ...

Jackson

Jenny Womack Brooks, 43, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jenny Womack Brooks, age 43 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 7, 2016.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Commerce, ...

Lumpkin

Mary Lucille Abercrombie, 88, Dahlonega
Funeral Services will be held on Monday May 9, 2016 for Mary Lucille Abercrombie 88 of Dahlonega, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. Pa ...

Other

Matthew David Cunningham age 39 of Comer passed away May 7, 2016.   Mr. Cunningham was born March 4, 1977 in Wilkes County to Glenda Barnett Cunningham and the late, All ...
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.