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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 8th, 2016

Forsyth

Chester Cichocki, 83, Cumming
  Chester Cichocki 83, of Cumming passed away on September 8, 2016. Services will be held at a later date in New York. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson ...
Charlotte Starnes Phillips of Cumming, formerly of Decatur, Georgia and Kingsport, Tennessee, passed away on September 8, 2016.  Charlotte leaves behind to cherish her memory, ...

Gwinnett

George LeRoy Inman, 89, Johns Creek
INMAN, George LeRoy Age 89, of Johns Creek, GA was called home to be with his Savior on Thursday morning, September 8, 2016.  George was born on December 21, 1926 in Berwyn ...
Francis X. “Frank” Swietlik, III, age 58 of Buford, GA, died suddenly on Thursday, September 8, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 12, 2016 a ...

Hall

Kathy Sharon Baker, 56, Gainesville
 Ms. Kathy Sharon Baker, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   &n ...
On the morning of September 8th, 2016, Clarence Edward Clark, better known as “Buster,” left to be with the Lord while surrounded by family at his home in Flowery Branc ...

Jackson

Angela Turner Robinson, 62, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Angela Turner Robinson, age 62 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, September 8, 2016.  Mrs. Robinson was born 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.