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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Mr. Dale Leroy Campbell Sr., age 81, of Cumming, passed away, Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Mr. Campbell was born in Venice, IL on March 25, 1936 to the late Homer and Fern Stennet ...

Hall

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Johnson, of Gainesville, GA passed on October 24th, 2017, after an extended illness over the past few years.  Betty is survived by her husband of 52 ...
Todd Williams, 57, Flowery Branch
Todd Williams, age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Williams. Mr. Williams is survived by his daug ...

Lumpkin

Billie Doris Stancil, 86, Dahlonega
It is with heavy heart that the family announces the death of Billie Doris Stancil, aged 86 of Dahlonega. Following a prolonged illness, Billie passed away while in hospice care at ...
Macie B. Brooks, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Macie B. Brooks, age 79, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017.    Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home ...

Other

Patricia Ann Krantz, 87, Brookhaven
Patricia Ann Krantz, 87 of Brookhaven, GA passed away on Tuesday October 24, 2017. She was born on April 22, 1930 in Johnstown, PA the daughter of James and Gladys Johns who hav ...
Darlene Westberry Sisco, 54 of Jesup died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 under the care of Heartland Hospice.  The Wayne County native attended Faith Baptist Church and was a homem ...
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.