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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John “J. L.” Martin, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his residence. He was a loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brot ...

Gwinnett

Cathy Helton Green, 59, Suwanee
Cathy Helton Green, age 59, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was a member of Lower Shady Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, ...
Nancy O'Neil, 78, Norcross
Nancy O’Neill, age 78, of Norcross, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Mrs. O’Neill is survived by her son, John and Maria Faulkenberry, Suwanee, ...

Habersham

John Noel Wingo, 88, Mt. Airy
Mr. John Noel Wingo, 88, of Mt. Airy Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...

Hall

Thomas Richard Davis, Jr.,, 64, Gainesville
Thomas Richard Davis, Jr., "Tom," 64 years old, husband to Elena Z. Davis, passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Thursday morning, December 14, 20 ...
Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2 ...

Other

Patricia G. “Patsy” Rakestraw, age 80, of Atlanta, GA, died Thursday, December 14, 2017. A graveside service will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hamilt ...

Stephens

Charles Tony Hallford, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Tony Hallford, age 60 of Lawhouse Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late William Charles Hall ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.