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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 12th, 2017

Dawson

Evelyn Shaw Waldrep, 89, Flovilla
Evelyn Shaw Waldrep, 89, of Flovilla, GA, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday October 12, 2017 at Dream Catcher following a period of declining health. Born October 31 ...

Gwinnett

Lois Grissom Dow, 82, Buford
Lois Grissom Dow, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Dow, Sr.; and son, Danny Cofer. Mrs. Dow is s ...
Albert T. Vannerson, Jr., age 85, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, October 12, 2017. A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Mausoleum Chapel at Pe ...

Hall

Felix DeSantiago Acosta, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Felix DeSantiago Acosta, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Fri ...
Gayle Moon Johnson, 74, Murrayville
Gayle Moon Johnson, age 74, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Holmes Moon and Sara Emma Garner Moon. Mrs ...
William Aaron Hulsey, 85, Oakwood
 Mr. William Aaron Hulsey, age 85 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, following an extended illness. Funer ...

Jackson

Shavon Griffin Moore, 37, Commerce
Shavon Griffin Moore, age 37, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Penny Dyer Griffin. Mrs. Moore is survived by her hus ...

Lumpkin

Bonnie Lou Wimpy, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bonnie Lou Wimpy, age 88 of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. Mrs. Wimpy was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was born on Novemb ...

Other

Robert Elmer Raybon, 81, Wendell, NC
Robert Elmer Raybon (81) of Wendell, NC died at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, GA on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  He had been in declining health for several weeks. He ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.