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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 13th, 2017

Forsyth

Iris Aycock Hamilton, 79, Cumming
Iris Aycock Hamilton, 79, of Cumming, Georgia passed away November 13, 2017 on Monday at her home. She was born in Brooklet, Georgia to the late William Lucian Aycock and the ...

Gwinnett

Emily Robertson, 42, Buford
Emily  Robertson, age 42, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Allen Skippy Robertson; grandparents, Cliff and Mari ...
Hazel White Williams, 81, Sugar Hill
Hazel White Williams, age 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-six years, Gene Williams; brothers, Damo ...
Joan West Jones, 89, Dacula
Joan West Jones, age 89, of Dacula, GA passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, John L. Jones, Jr. Mrs. Jones is survived ...

Habersham

Frances Freeman Barrett, age 86 of Alto passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in White County on October 23, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Nellie Mae ...

Hall

Lonzo Cantrell, 73, Gainesville
Lonzo Cantrell, age 73, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away on November 13, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memories his son, Lorenzo Young; four daughters: Denita Young, LaQuetta (Cha ...
Adelaide Gregory Norton, 96, Gainesville
Adelaide Gregory Norton died on November 13, 2017, at the age of 96 while a resident at The Gardens of Gainesville.  She was the youngest daughter of Cleburne E. Gregory (poli ...
Syble Bond Sims, 82, Gainesville
Syble Bond Sims, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at her residence following a brief illness. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Novembe ...
Glen Franklin Whitmire, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Glenn Franklin Whitmire, age 82, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 surrounded by his family after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease).    Memor ...

White

Julius Carey Highsmith, 92, Cleveland
Julius Carey Highsmith of Cleveland died on Nov. 13, 2017 at the age of 92.  Mr. Highsmith was the son of the late Rev. Elbert Highsmith and Emma Browning Highsmith. A 1944 ...
Shirley Vaughn, 81, Cleveland
Shirley Vaughn, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. Mrs. Vaughn was born May 25, 1936 in Jefferson, GA to the late Abert Ernest Gearin and Eunice Inez La ...
Carey Highsmith, 92, Cleveland
Mr. Carey Highsmith age 92, of Cleveland passed away Monday November 13, 2017. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Christine S. West, 82, Cleveland
Christine S. West, age 82, of Cleveland, formerly of Cumming, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clark West; her son, William ...
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.