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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 13th, 2017

Hall

Ashley Leanne Carlisle, 22, Gainesville
Ashley Leanne Carlisle, age 22 of Gainesville, GA died suddenly Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:00 Am at The Church of ...
Kimberly Denise Chavez, 42, Gainesville
Kimberly Denise Chavez age 42 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday December 13. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Hom ...
Sarah Ann Hurt, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Sarah Ann Hurt, 78, of Alto, Georgia formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3: ...

Jackson

Gwendolyn Davis Glenn, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gwendolyn Davis Glenn, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  Mrs. Glenn was born in ...
Ronald Louis Offutt, 75, Hoschton
Ronald Louis Offutt, age 75, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born in 1942 in Indianapolis, IN. He was of Methodist faith. He was a retired master electric ...

Stephens

Paul Douglas Walters, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Paul Douglas Walters, age 62 of Mize Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Joe Mack Walters, ...
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.