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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 29th, 2017

Forsyth

William L. "Bill" Boling, 71, Cumming formerly of Ball Ground
William L. "Bill" Boling, 71, formerly of Ball Ground, Georgia and for the past five years, a resident of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017.  He was t ...

Gwinnett

Phillip N. Sweeting, 71, Buford
Phillip N. Sweeting, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Mr. Sweeting is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Maureen Kent Sweeting, Buford, GA; so ...

Habersham

Harvey Lincoln Edwards, 83, Clarkesville
Harvey Lincoln Edwards passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the age of 83.  Born in Danvers, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late H ...

Hall

Nelda D. Huscusson, 65, Flowery Branch
          Mrs. Nelda D. Huscusson age 65 of Flowery Branch passed away on Sunday October 29, 2017 at her residence following an ext ...
Bobby Darnel Lott, 63, Gainesville
     Mr. Bobby Darnel Lott, age 63, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Ricky Allen Dean, 62, Gainesville
Ricky Allen Dean, 62, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial ...

Jackson

Austin Crumley, 17, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Austin Crumley, age 17, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Austin Crumley was born in Athens, Georgia, the ...

Lumpkin

Rosanne Dobruck, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Rosanne Dobruck, age 77, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017. Mrs. Dobruck, fondly known as “Roz” was born and raised in the small town of Herk ...

White

Jessica Gunter, 30, Cleveland
Jessica Gunter, 30, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2017.   She is survived by her parents, Phillip Gunter of Walton County, GA and Mary Harris and Robe ...
Lavenia Hunter Metzler, 92, Rome, formerly of Sautee Nacoochee
Lavenia Hunter Love Metzler, age 92 of Rome, formerly of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Mrs. Metzler was born on November 12, 1924, in White County, ...
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.