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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 20th, 2016

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Jain Elizabeth Elstad, 57, Auburn
Jain Elizabeth Elstad, age 57, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Jain loved her family and reading.  She was a Registered Nurse for over 20 years.  ...
Whittney Kyle Stovall, 31, Winder
Whittney Kyle Stovall, age 31, of Winder passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home C ...

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John Phillip Sims, 79, Cornelia
John Phillip Sims, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Sims was born on December 7, 1936 in Helen, Georgi ...

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Kathleen “Kat” Denny, 62, Gainesville
Kathleen “Kat” Denny, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 following a brief illness. Kat retired from the city of Gainesville where sh ...
Luis Essai Salazar, 21, Gainesville
Luis Essai Salazar, age 21, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 following an accident. Luis worked at Home Depot and Diamond Car Wash part time while he a ...

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Kay Hammel Harber, 77, Atlanta
Kay Hammel Harber April 21, 1939-September 20, 2016   Born Joan Kay Hammel at Emory University to Rodney William Hammel and Frances Hammel of Atlanta, GA. Kay attend ...

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Ray Sutton, 100, Cleveland
Ray Sutton, age 100, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday September 20, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born February 4, 1916 in White County to the late Emily Sutton. Ray was a member o ...
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.