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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 29th, 2016

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Clifford Neal Puckett, 60, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clifford Neal Puckett, age 60, of Winder, who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born in Duluth, Georgia, a ...

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Gregory Warkoski, 59, Cumming
 Gregory Warkoski, 59, formerly of Bristol CT, died Thursday, September 29, 2016, at his home in Cumming, GA. Gregory was born in Bristol on August 26, 1957 and w ...

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Guadalupe Castillo, 67, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Guadalupe Castillo, age 67 of Cornelia will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. José Luis Hern&aacu ...

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Donald Samuel Burrell, 85, Gainesville
Donald Samuel Burrell, age 85, passed away on September 29, 2016 in Gainesville, Georgia. A graveside service will be held on Saturday October 8, 2016 at the Coatsbury Presbyterian ...
Hilda Schwab, 90, Gainesville
Hilda Schwab, age 90, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654- ...

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Franklin Dee Haley, 62, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Franklin Dee Haley, age 62, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Mr. Haley was born in Flint, Michigan, ...
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.