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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 11th, 2016

Hall

Lloyd James Ash, 84, Gilsville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday July 14, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lloyd James Ash, age 84 of Gillsville. The Rev. Scott Wilson and Rev. Anth ...
Shawn F. Benjamin, 42, Gainesville
In Loving Memory of Shawn F. Benjamin November 27, 1973 – July 1, 2016 Shawn, 43, passed away July 1, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., ...
Judy Cantrell, 55, Gainesville
Judy Cantrell age 55 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 11, 2016. Funeral services will be scheduled at a later date. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Ja ...
Sherry Galeza, 55, Braselton
Mrs. Sherry Galeza, age 55, of Braselton passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at her residence with family.   A Family Celebration will be held at a later date.   ...
Sarah S. Hussey, 75, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sarah S. Hussey, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 in her home with family.   The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Frid ...
M. Ben Mundy, 89, Oakwood
Ben Mundy of Oakwood, passed away at the age of 89 Monday July 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Ben was born on February 23, 1927 to EC Mundy and Shellie Propes ...
John Allen Roper, 92, Oakwood
           Mr. John Allen Roper, age 92 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at his residence following an extended ...

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Robert L. Fenton, 77, Clayton
?Robert L. Fenton, 77, of Clayton, died Monday July 11, 2016.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory, Gainesville.

Stephens

Mrs. Patricia Ann Adams Smith, age 68 of 84 Shawnee Drive, Martin, Georgia passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Thomas L. and Mary Parker A ...
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.