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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 23rd, 2016

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Donald Carlton Sadosky, age 68, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, Cumming
Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, passed away on Thursday. June 23, 2016 at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 26, 2016 f ...

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Paul Edward Newlon, 72, Demorest
Paul Edward Newlon, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Mr. Newlon was born on April 4, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to the late Camden Paul and A ...

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Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, Murrayville
Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the McDona ...
Collis Hyizher Wheeler, 99, Gainesville
Collis Hyizher Wheeler completed his journey on earth June 23, 2016 at the age of 99. He was born April 29, 1917 to the late Thomas Milligan and Susie Hall Wheeler in Carnesville ( ...

Jackson

Cheryl Elaine Farmer, 63, Commerce
Cheryl Elaine Farmer age 63 of Commerce passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Gentiva Hospice of Athens Regional.   Mrs.Farmer was born in Lawrenceville, GA.  S ...

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Robbie Sue Leachman, 57, Rhine, Ga.
Robbie Sue Leachman age 57 of Rhine, Georgia passed away Wednesday June 23, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Gentiva Hospice Center.   Robbie Sue was born November 16 ...

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Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, 72, Eastanollee
Mrs. Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, age 72 of 3718 Wolf Pit Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. ...
John William McCarthy, 87, Toccoa
John William McCarthy, age 87, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on June 23, 2016. He was born October 10, 1928, in Weston, Ontario, Canada.  At the age of sixteen, he came so ...
James Gary Thomason, 53, Toccoa
Mr. James Gary Thomason, age 53 of 247 Mt. View Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone Nursing Home, Gainesville, Georgia.   ...

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Christian Culp, 24, Cleveland
Christian Culp, age 24 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Mr. Culp was born April 28, 1992 in Gainesville to Franklin Mclendon and Wanda Ritz. He was emplo ...
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.