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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Gloria Viola Badley, 81, Cumming
  Gloria Viola Badley, 81 passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  There are no services planned locally.  Services will be held at a later date in Jamaica. ...
Ailion Amos (Mac) McPhail, Jr., age 94, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Mac was retired from the Florida East Coast Railroad and was a U.S. Army veteran, se ...
Judith Van Horn Pett, 63, Cumming
Judith Van Horn Pett, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 28th at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home ...
Pat Truitt, 80, Cumming
Pat Truitt, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was a devoted member of County Line Baptist Church and very active in the homeless and Happy Timer's m ...

Gwinnett

John Raymond Berry, 71, Buford
John Raymond Berry, age 71 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Hami ...
Richard John Wollak, 66, Suwanee
Richard John Wollak, 66 of Suwanee, GA  passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born on March 3, 1950 in Detroit, MI to Walter and Ruth Virginia Larson Wollak who ...

Habersham

Alene Ponder Pence, 93, Clarkesville
Alene Ponder Pence, age 93 of Melbourne, Florida and Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. Born in Sidell, Kentucky on December 22, 1923, she was a ...

Hall

Mabel Murphy Hackett, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Mabel Murphy Hackett (75) of Gainesville, Georgia passed on January 24, 2017. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00am at Young’s Funeral Home ...

Jackson

Guy Morgan Causey, 86, Commerce
Guy Morgan Causey, age 86 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Causey was the son of the late Edward Lynn Causey and Laura Bruns ...

Stephens

Mr. Ralph “Eddie” Edward Dean, Jr., age 59 of 1833 E. Silver Shoals Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late R ...
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.