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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 31st, 2017

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Joyce A. Stansell, 77, Winder
Joyce A. Stansell, age 77, of Winder passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Gladys Bruce, 68, Dawsonville
Gladys Bruce, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 30, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born March 19, 1948 in Lumpkin County to the late Hubert and Vi ...

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Ruby Stamey Benfield, 88, Clarkesville
Ruby “Nanny B” Stamey Benfield, age 88, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, following an extended illness. Mrs. Benfiel ...
Condred Everiage Cochran, 77, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Condred Everiage Cochran, age 77 of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rusty Cochran offic ...

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Mrs. Ginger Lyn Phillips Sargent, 37, of Lula passed away on January 31, 2017.  A Memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 in the chapel of Me ...

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Carroll Anderson “C.A” Puckett, age 76, of Jackson County, who passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Mr. Puckett was a ...
William H. Steele, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William H. Steele, age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Mr. Steele was born in Chattaro ...

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Waymon Fount Earls, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Waymon Fount Earls, age 60 of 451 Fowlertown Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia. A son of the late Thomas ...

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Warren Reece, 89, Cleveland
Warren Reece, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2017 at The Chapel of Barrett Fu ...
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.