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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 12th, 2016

Dawson

Howard Cubberley, 68, Dawsonville
Howard Cubberley, 68, passed away of cancer Monday, September 12, 2016 at his home in Dawsonville, Georgia. Howard was born and grew up in Miami where he attended Palmetto High Sch ...

Forsyth

Ralph Lamar Hamby, 76, Cumming
Ralph Lamar Hamby, age 76, of Cumming passed away Monday, September 12, 2016.  A life-long resident of Forsyth County, he was a member and Deacon at Coal Mountain Baptist Chur ...
Louise Lallande Hoyt Minor, 91 of Marietta, GA passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Ross Memorial Health Care Center, Kennesaw, GA. She was a member of Roswell Presbyterian ...

Habersham

Thomas “Tommy” Lamar Thurman, age 50 of Mt. Airy passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on August 3, 1966, Tommy was the son of Mic ...
Ralph E. White, 95, Alto
Ralph E. White, age 95, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016.   Mr. White was born on December 1, 1920, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Hube ...

Hall

Col. Harold V. Kelley, Jr., 69, Gainesville
Col. Harold V. Kelley, Jr., 69, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016. He was born in Lawrenceville, GA on March 12, 1947 to Harold V. and Frances L. Kelley Sr. ...

Lumpkin

Michael (Brandon) Sullens, 29, Dahlonega
Michael “Brandon” Sullens, 29, Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on September 11, 2016. Brandon is preceded in death by his father, Michael Huey Nicholson and niece ...

Other

Wesley Brandon Roth, 34, Sandy Springs
Wesley Brandon Roth, age 34 of Sandy Springs, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016. Wes touched many people's lives with his generosity. His smile will live on forever in ...

Rabun

Douglas Foster, age 73, passed away Monday September 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 24, 1943 the son of the late Ira Frank and Blonie Lee Forester Foster. He was 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.