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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 4th, 2017

Forsyth

Colleen Carey, 61, Cumming
Colleen Carey, 61 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday October 4, 2017. She was born on October 8, 1955 in Queens, NY the daughter of Carl and Regina Harrigan Digangi who hav ...

Hall

Justin Wayne Bales, 63, Gainesville
Justin Wayne Bales, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mr. Bales was born July 17, 1954 in Gainesville, G ...
Margie Louise Black, 82, Murrayville
Mrs. Margie Louise Black age 82 of Murrayville passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at North East Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
William Perino Cochran, 96, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at Little Davenport Chapel on Saturday October 7th at 2:00 PM for William “Perino” Cochran, 96, of Gainesville.    The Re ...
Lewis Kater Gaines, Gainesville
Lewis Kater Gaines passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, in the company of his wife Merle Pinson Gaines of Gainesville, of whom he was married to for 68 years. Lewis was preced ...
Crystal Nicole Little, 44, Gainesville
Mrs. Crystal Nicole Little, 44, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October ...

Jackson

Robert Henry Cantrell, 80, Commerce
  Robert Henry Cantrell, age 80 of Commerce, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Cantrell was born on May 10, 1937 in Cleveland, Geo ...

Other

Donald Lavern Horne, age 60 of Hull, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Athens, GA on February 24, 1957 he was the son of Onida Beard Hor ...

Rabun

Barbara Louise Foote Carnes Bingham, age 91, of Clayton, GA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was a lo ...

White

Vivian Anderson Castleberry, 95, Sautee Nacoochee
Vivian Anderson Castleberry, age 95 of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia passed away on October 4, 2017. Arrangements are pending. A full obituary will be posted at a later time. Alexand ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.