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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 26th, 2017

Dawson

Cecil Evans, 91, Dawsonville
Cecil Evans, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 26, 2017 following a period of declining health. Born March 12, 1926 in Dawson County to the late Waldo and Lena Can ...
Wanda Brady Yeargin, 65, Dawsonville
Wanda Brady Yeargin passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the age of 65 after battling pancreatic cancer. Wanda was born in Elberton, Georgia on March 27, 1952 to Wilene Bra ...

Forsyth

Mary Bowyer Googer, 83, Cumming
Mary Bowyer Googer, 83, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017.  A loving mother, wife and grandmother, Mary enjoyed a long career with Rich’s Department Sto ...

Gwinnett

Velma “Renee” Black, 69, Sugar Hill
Velma “Renee” Black, age 69, of Sugar Hill, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Ms. Black was born on J ...
Steven Douglas Adams, 65, Buford
Steven Douglas Adams, age 65, died on Thursday October 26 at his home in Buford, Georgia. Steve was born on September 7, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by hi ...
Darin Lee Curran, 50, Duluth
Today we celebrate the life of Darin Lee Curran Born to Gerald and Mary Louise McClure Curran on March 5, 1965 in Decatur, IL, he was the youngest of four children. Darin is pre ...
Lovie S. Earls, 68, Buford
Lovie S. Earls, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alease Thornton Earls; sister, Janice Earls; br ...

Habersham

William Floyd “Bill” Martin, age 74 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi on August 06, 1943, he was ...

Hall

Mrs. Ethel Maney Stephens, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of Lula, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 26, 2017, she was 84. ...
Joan "Jo" Jones Burleson, 86, Gainesville
Joan ‘Jo’ Jones Burleson, age 86 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born to the late John E. and Ruth M. Jones on Ma ...
Janice Payne Loyd, 76, Gainesville
Janice Payne Loyd, 76 of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday October 26, 2017. Mrs. Loyd was a lifelong resident of Hall County.  She was a member of Montgomery Memorial B ...
Paul Ross Pope, 68, Gainesville
Paul Ross Pope was born on February 21, 1949 in Marysville, California to Dorothy Cleo Anderson Pope and James Carol Pope. He returned to live with his Heavenly Father on October 2 ...
James Donald Sosebee, 84, Gainesville
Mr. James Donald Sosebee, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017. Mr. Sosebee served his country as a member of the Army Security Agency as a Morse Cod ...

Other

Harry James Gober, 71, Atlanta
Harry James Gober, age 71, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and L. D. Burnette Gober; aunts, Lucille Gober G ...

Stephens

Dale Anthony Charles, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Dale Anthony Charles, Sr., age 56, of 234 Owl Swamp Road in Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.   Son of the late Robert Charl ...
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.