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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 26th, 2017

Forsyth

Angela T. Patten, 58, Cumming
Angela T. Patten 58, of Cumming, Ga. Passed away on November 26th, 2017. Angela was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. She also sang in the church choir and taught Sunday ...

Hall

Rodrigo Ramirez, 40, Gainesville
 Mr. Rodrigo Ramirez, 40 of Gainesville passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at S ...
Richard Ervin Stegall, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Richard Ervin Stegall age 63 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday November 25, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Richard was born on February 27, 1954 in At ...

Jackson

Kira Faye Samples, 61, Commerce
Kira Faye Samples, age 61, of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017.   Born February 21, 1956, in Commerce, GA, she was the daughter of the late Cleo Slater ...
David Franklin Stockton, 83, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Franklin Stockton, age 83, of Braselton, who passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Mr. Stockton was born in Hall County, Geo ...

Lumpkin

Martha Catherine Woodward, 70, Dahlonega
  Loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Martha Woodward, age 70, of Dahlonega, passed away the morning of November 26, 2017. A beautiful woman inside and out--the ...
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.