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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Minnie Green, 88, Cumming
Minnie Green, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, September 26th, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ingram and Evie Gazaway, and brothers, J.C. and Clarence Ga ...
Fred Haley, 89, Cumming
Fred was born in 1927 in Pawtucketville to the late Jane A. Haley and late Lowell Fire Dept. Captain James A. Haley. Fred graduated with the Lowell High School class of 1944. He ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ellen Johnson Bruce, age 80 of Buford, GA went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, September 26, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral service w ...

Habersham

Stella Haney Cathey, 87, Clarkesville
Stella Haney Cathey, age 87 of Clarkesville passed away Monday, September 26, 2016.    Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM from ...
Sandra Jean Holcomb Morris age 65 of Demorest, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on April 7, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Howard Tho ...
Frances Beck Stephens, 87, Mt. Airy
Frances Beck Stephens, age 87, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016.   Mrs. Stephens was born on December 3, 1928, in Habersham County, Georgi ...

Hall

Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton, Sr., 88, Gainesville
Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton Sr. died September 26, 2016. A celebration of life service is scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Gainesv ...
John Oller, 78, Gainesville
  Mr. John Oller age 78 of Knoxville, Tennessee formerly of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday September 26, 2016 following an extend illness.   &nbs ...

Jackson

Roy Lee White, 81, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roy Lee White, age 81, of Commerce, Georgia, who died Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. White was born December 1 ...
Janice Ayers Scheck, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Ayers Scheck, age 75, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, September 26, 2016. Mrs. Scheck was born in Nicholso ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Byron Joseph (Choppy) Bourgeois, Jr., age 79 of Dahlonega passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a courageous battle with A ...
Shirley May Cochran, 87, Murrayville
  Shirley May Cochran, age 87, a long-time resident of Murrayville, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Colonel Henry and Catherine Ri ...

White

Harold James Posten, Sr, 71, Cleveland
Harold James Posten, Sr., age 71, of Cleveland, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. He was the son of the late Roscoe and Clara Mae Ingram Posten.  He was also preceded i ...
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.