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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 15th, 2016

Forsyth

Quinton Lord, 81, Cumming
Quinton Lord, age 81, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 15, 2016. Quinton was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1934 to the late Henry and Carrie Lord. Mr. Lor ...

Hall

Edgar Donald Cheek, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Edgar Donald Cheek, 83, passed away in his home on the morning of July 15, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled Monday, July 18, 2016 at Memorial Park North at 10: ...
Donald Ray Atkins, 68, Gainesville
Donald Ray Atkins, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. ...
Aldine Komitsky, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Aldine Komitsky, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 20 ...
Jessie Hyde Mincey, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Jessie Hyde Mincey, age 74, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Gainesville, GA and a homemak ...

Jackson

Joan Elizabeth Akin, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Akin, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, July15, 2016. Mrs. Akin was born in Athens, Georgia, a ...

Lumpkin

Mary Fae Edmondson, 92, Dahlonega
Mary Fae Edmondson, 92 years young and a lifetime resident of Lumpkin County, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband Charlie, on Friday, July 15,2016.  Mary Fae w ...

Stephens

Danny Ray Deforest, 68, Eastanollee
Mr. Danny Ray Deforest age 68 of 27 Infantry Drive, Eastanollee passed away Friday July 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Gordon Elson and Freida Neeley Defores ...
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.