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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 16th, 2017

Forsyth

Amy Leanne Evers, 35, Cumming
  Amy Leanne Evers 35, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her brother Bradley Hirtz. She is survived by her husband Chad Ever ...

Gwinnett

Joel Craig Samples, 58, Buford
Joel Craig Samples, age 58, of Buford, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, October 16, 2017 after a long battle with ALS. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oc ...

Hall

Rosa Vazquez de Alba, 72, Gainesville
 Mrs. Rosa Vazquez de Alba age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for T ...
Judy Carlan, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Carlan, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October ...
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, 62, Gainesville
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, age 62, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmot ...
Mrs. Betty Sue (Barnes) Thomas, age 81 of Clermont, passed on October 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Betty Sue was born on March 27, 1936 in Hall Coun ...
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91, Gainesville
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91 of Gainesville passed away Monday October 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Gailey was the so ...
Charles E. Grant, 93, Oakwood
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Elsie Mae Rutherford, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Elsie Mae Rutherford, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

 Mitchell “Michael” Lamar Thompson, age 53 of Pendergrass, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.& ...

Lumpkin

Frank Adrian Boston, 44, Dahlonega
Mr. Frank Adrian Boston, age 44, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Frank was born in Hall County on March 23, 1973.  He has lived in Lumpkin County his en ...
Miriam Mixon, 79, Dahlonega
Miriam Mixon, age 79, passed away in her home October 16 after a recently diagnosed illness. Known to her friends as Mimi, she was a long time Dahlonega resident. She had careers i ...

Other

Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, Monroe
Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, of Monroe, GA (whose heart and mind was always at the beach) passed away on October 15, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1959. A wife, mom, Nonnie, CiCi, ...

Stephens

Raymond Stumpf, 94, Toccoa
Missionary, pastor, counselor. Raymond Stumpf, son of the late Nelson and Charlotte Stumpf, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017 at the age of 94.  He was born on Nov ...

White

Steven J. Stack, 55, Cleveland
“He sailed away.   He walked 2000 miles and then he slipped away.” On October 16, 2017 the angels lifted Steven J. Stack, age 55 back home to be with the L ...
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.