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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 15th, 2017

Banks

Keith Allan Mayne, 47, Homer
Keith Allan Mayne, age 47 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday, Oct.15, 2017.   Born in Neptune, NJ on September 27, 1970, Mr. Mayne was the son of Allan and Ellen Muscatel ...

Forsyth

Sarah N. Nichols, 79, Cumming
Sarah N. Nichols, age 79, a native of Forsyth County, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  She was a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. Mrs. ...

Gwinnett

Vito Ferrugia, 50, Loganville
Vito Ferrugia, 50 of Loganville, GA passed away on October 15, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 2pm to 6pm at the McDonald and Son Funeral ...
Ival O. Salyer, 100, Buford
Ival O. Salyer had near-boundless curiosity as a research chemist and scientist.  Among his numerous research projects were protective insulation foams for the space shuttle, ...

Hall

John Richard Garrett, 77, Gainesville
John Richard Garrett, age 77, of Gainesville, GA went home to be with our Lord on October 15, 2017. A  funeral mass will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at S ...
Edith Sargent Seabolt, 99, Gainesville
Edith Sargent Seabolt, known to family and friends as “Aunt Edith”, passed away early Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 99 and 11 months. Funeral services will ...

Other

Sara Louise Collins Ansley, 80, Seneca, SC
Mrs. Sara Louise Collins Ansley, age 80 of 303 Hemlock Drive, Seneca, South Carolina passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House, Anderson, South Carolina. A da ...

Stephens

Wayne Youngblood, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Wayne Youngblood, age 91 of 138 Letourneau Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Frank and Violet Lo ...
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.