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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 7th, 2017

Dawson

Debra Lynn "Esa" Derrett, 64, Dawsonville
  Debra Lynn “Esa” Derrett, 64, of Dawsonville walked with Jesus on November 7, 2017 at her home after an extensive battle with Cancer. Debra enjoyed spendin ...

Forsyth

John Edward Parker, 55, Cumming
John Edward Parker, age 55, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and son. John will always be remembered as a man with a ...

Hall

Judy Elaine Arrowsmith, 65, Gainesville
            Mrs. Judy Elaine Arrowsmith, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at New Horizons Lani ...
Edward O. Payne III, 77, Gainesville
Edward O. Payne, III, 77 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday November 7, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Services are incomplete at this time.   ...

Stephens

Aubrey Lee Capes, 71, Toccoa
Mr. Aubrey Lee Capes, age 71 of 174 Freeman Creek Circle passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. A son of the late Homer and Alice Whitlock Capes, he was born November 29, 1945 i ...

White

Keith Edward Arey, 60, Cleveland
Keith Edward Arey, age 60, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Edward and Nancy Jane Ward Arey. Mr. Arey is ...
Ronald Wayne Roberts, 70, Cleveland
Ronald Wayne Roberts died on November 7, 2017 at his home in Cleveland Ga at the age of 70 after a battle with stage 4 lung cancer.   Wayne is survived by his son, Randy S ...
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.