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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 28th, 2017

Banks

Marlene Sliauter, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Marlene Sliauter, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Sliauter was born in Cicero, IL to the late Geo ...

Gwinnett

Nuel Brown Melton, 92, Buford
Nuel Brown Melton, age 92, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Melton; son-in-law ...

Habersham

Celeste Chesebro Hoose, 64, Demorest
Celeste Chesebro Hoose, age 64 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Born in Norwich, New York on January 19, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Paul ...
Phoebe Cook Diilashaw, 87, Cornelia
Phoebe Cook Dillashaw, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Winder, Georgia on November 18, 1929, she was a daughter of th ...
Francis “Granny” Adams Beck Hopkins, age 83 of 155 Beck Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence.   A daughter of th ...

Hall

John Paul “J.P.” Banks, 65, Gainesville
John Paul “J.P.” Banks, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on October 28, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 20 ...
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, Gainesville
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the ...
Paul Milton Larson, 65, Gainesville
Paul Milton Larson, 65, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Paul was born on July 31, 1952 in Hammond, IN. He was owner and operator of The Larson ...
Cameron Clark Martin, 29, Gainesville
Cameron Clark Martin was born May 27, 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Before moving to Gainesville, he lived in Swainsboro, Ga and Union, SC. He obtained an Associate’s ...
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, Gainesville
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 28.  Born on June 10, 1961 in Miami, Florida to Charles Raymond and Margaret Susan ...

Stephens

James Gulley, 75, Toccoa
Mr. James Gulley, age 75 of 2751 Nub Garland Road in Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Lonnie (Bo) and Johnnie Sue Gulle ...
Mrs. Patricia McIntyre Farmer, age 76 of 1752 Rock Quarry Circle, Toccoa passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Walter and Clifton Kinse ...

White

Terry Baxter Sorah, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Terry Baxter Sorah, age70, of Cleveland died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorah was born in Greensboro, NC to the late, Baxter Lee and Gertrude Eunice ...
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.