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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 13th, 2016

Forsyth

Marilyn Catterall Goeltz of Cumming, GA died peacefully at home on July 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She lived a rich and full life, taking great pleasure in caring f ...

Habersham

Rev. William Chandler Lanier, Sr., age 91, of Clarkesville passed away July 4, 2016 at Hospice Atlanta.  Born in Macon, GA on July 6, 1924, Rev. Lanier was the son of the l ...

Hall

Cosmo L. Haun, 82, Gainesville
Cosmo L. Haun, 82, died at his home of Parkinson's disease on July 13, 2016. He was born in Mohawk, TN on August 26, 1933. His father was dairy farmer Iros Haun, and his mot ...
Janolan Sims, 37, Gainesville
Janolan Sims was born on December 6th 1978 to Jeffrey L. Smith and Glenda Hester.  He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1998.  Mr. Sims also worked for the C ...

Jackson

Herbert Harold Puckett, 81, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Herbert Harold Puckett, age 81, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born in Barrow County, a son t ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Thomas “Rooster” Rouse, age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Mr. Rouse was born in Bra ...

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Leroy Hogan, 87, Cleveland
Leroy Hogan of Cleveland, Georgia went to Heaven Wednesday, July 13, 2016, after a lengthy illness.  His spirit lives on in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren ...
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.