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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 29th, 2016

Banks

Heyward Anthony Dodd, age 53, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, July 29, 2016 having victory over his six plus years battle with Cancer by going to his heavenly ...

Dawson

Myrtis M. Ray, 94, Dawsonville
Myrtis M. Ray, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 29, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born December 17, 1921 to the late Loland and Ethel D ...

Habersham

Mildred Catron Buntin, 94, Clarkesville
A Celebration of Life service will be held for Mildred Catron Bunting in Orlando, Florida at Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home on August 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Mildr ...
Thomas Napoleon Fain, Jr., 85, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Thomas Napoleon Fain Jr. age 85 of Clarkesville. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00am, Monday, August 1, 2016 i ...

Hall

Brenda Sue Allison, 68, Gainesville
Ms. Brenda Sue Allison age 68 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.         &nb ...
Nancy Marell Childers, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Marell Childers age 86 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 29, 2016 at Northridge Nursing Home following an extended illness.           & ...
Ulyses Cuyler, 79, Gainesville
 Mr. Ulyses Cuyler, 79, was born September 08, 1936 and was educated in Laurens, County, Georgia.  Retiring from the construction industry as a Pipefitter in Detroit, Mic ...
Aline Jacklyn Hall Grant, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Aline Jacklyn Hall Grant, age 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, July 29, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Gainesville, GA and of the Baptist Faith. She was a w ...
Phillip Eugene Malterer, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Phillip Eugene Malterer age 66 of Gainesville passed away on Friday July 29, 2016 at the residence of his daughter following an extended illness.         & ...
Esther Elizabeth Staton, 93, Flowery Branch
Esther Elizabeth Staton, age 93, of Flowery Branch passed to her rest on Friday, July 29, 2016.   Private Family Services will be held.   Esther was born in B ...

Jackson

Donna Kay Cagle, 46, Maysville
Ms. Donna Kay Cagle, age 46 of Maysville, GA, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services as scheduled for Monday, August ...
Rafael Leonidas Perez, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Rafael Leonidas Perez, age 83, of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Friday, July 29, 2016.  Mr. Perez was born in Santiag ...

Lumpkin

Billy Ray Knight, 68, Dahlonega
  Billy Ray Knight, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on July 29, 2016. Billy was the son of the late Asbury and Flo Knight. Billy is survived by his form ...

Other

Lonzo E. Evans, 86, Bogart
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lonzo E. Evans, age 86 of Bogart, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 29, 2016.  Mr. Evans was born in Homer, Georgia a so ...

White

Victor Maurice Echols, 79, Cleveland
Victor Maurice Echols, 79, departed this this life on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, as a born- again Christian and long- time member of First Baptist Church of Kennesaw. He has enter ...
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.