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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 25th, 2016

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Shana Lee Thomason, 31, Winder
Shana Lee Thomason, age 31, of Winder passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfunerlahome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Jason David Gilbertson, 35, Norcross
Jason David Gilbertson, age 35, of Norcross passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Survivors include his parents David and Gloria Gilbertson and his sister Kari Gilbertson. &nb ...

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Christopher Causey, 47, Lula
Christopher Neal Causey, 47, of Lula passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.        &nb ...
Talmadge Mullinax, 80, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Talmadge Mullinax Jr., age 80 of Gaineville. Interment will follow at Alta ...
Betty Edith Williams, 78, Gainesville
Betty Edith Williams, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.      &nb ...

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James Peyton Hansard, 81, Dahlonega
James Peyton Hansard (Jim), 81, of Dahlonega Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, the son of Pat and Ethel Hansard, he lived most of h ...

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Mickel Curtis Wiley, 63, Carnesville
Mickel Curtis Wiley age 63 of Carnesville passed away Saturday June 25, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Wiley was born in Commerce and was a self employed mechanic. He was a me ...

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Gary Fred Sellers, 67, Toccoa
Gary Fred Sellers, age 67 of 2668 Rock Quarry Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his residence. A son of Sally Payne Sellers and the late Fred Seller ...
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.