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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 6th, 2017

Forsyth

James "Randy" Barber, 63, Cumming
James "Randy" Barber 63, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 6, 2017. He is survived by his life partner Mary Henderson. His parents Haskell and Martha Barber. ...
Betty Ruth Pinson Barron, age 83, of Cumming passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. A loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Betty was a member at ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Vivian Beatrice Cowart, age 93, of Dacula, GA passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd W. Cowart; and son-in-law, Donald Chester St ...

Habersham

Rita Myers, 82, Clarkesville
Rita Myers, age 82, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. Rita was born in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Selby Robert Myers and Glenna Wade Myers Sawyer.  ...

Hall

Laurence Kenneth Hirt, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Laurence Kenneth Hirt, known as Larry to his family and friends, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away October 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.  Larry is surv ...
William Herman Kimbrell, 72, Gillsville
         Mr. William Herman Kimbrell, age 72 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...
Suzanne Preston Williams, 57 of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. One day later, Saturday, October 7, 2017, her mother Carolyn Williams, 83 of Gainesville passed awa ...

Jackson

Robert H. “Bob” Settle, 88, Jefferson formerly of Greenville, SC
Robert H. “Bob” Settle, 88, of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Greenville, SC and Athens, GA, passed away on October 6, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p ...
Terry Wayne “Cornbread” Wiggins, age 48, of Commerce passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.  He was employed with Volume Transportation, Inc.  He loved tru ...

Other

Emanuel Clinton Baker, 59, Danielsville
Emanuel Clinton Baker age 59 of Danielsville passed away Friday Oct. 6, 2017 following injuries in an automobile accident.     Mr. Baker was born in Commerce t ...

Stephens

Nobie Kellar Canady, 75, Toccoa
Mrs. Nobie Kellar Canady, age 75 of Highway 320 in Toccoa passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.   A daughter of the late Lewis ...

White

Dennis Alexander, Cleveland
Dennis Alexander passed away October 6th 2017 at his rural home in the northeast Georgia mountains.  Dennis was born in the Harvey Hospital on March 27, 1938 to John and H ...
Michael “Scuba” McLaughlin 67, of Helen GA passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.  He has presided in Helen since 1981.  Michael was born in Greenfield OH to ...
Charles “Charlie” William Miller, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.   Mr. Miller was born November 25, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the ...
Betty Jo Waddell, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Waddell was born August 20, 1944 in Atlanta, GA to the late Albert a ...
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell age 73 of Cleveland passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced late ...
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.