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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 21st, 2017

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Doris Marken Wilson, 85, Cumming
Doris Marken Wilson, age 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children, Diane and Ken Briggs, Big Canoe, GA, John Fountain, ...
Camilla Secrest Brogdon, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27th at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home ...
Bobby "Pops" Meyers, 83, Cumming
Bobby (Pops) Myers, age 83, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Bobby was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1934 to the late Robert and Mary Myers. He was an amazing Husb ...

Gwinnett

John “David” Beard, after an extended illness, entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus on December 21 with his devoted wife of 52 years, Janice Smith Beard, by his si ...

Habersham

Gaines M. Taylor, 83, Clarkesville
Gaines M. Taylor, age 83 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 26, 1934, he was a son of the late Dock J. and Sallie ...

Hall

Doris Faye Jones Burnett, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Faye Jones Burnett, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on December 21, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at ...
Ferrell Hall, 71, Gainesville
Ferrell Hall, 71, passed away Thursday December 21, 2017 at his home in Gainesville, Georgia surrounded by family.  Ferrell was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Winder, ...
Judy Dianne Magnus Henson, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Dianne Magnus Henson, 67, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tu ...
James Donald Rice Jr., 57, Gainesville
James Donald Rice, Jr., age 57 of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, GA on June 22, 1960, he was the son of the late James D. Ri ...

Jackson

Dennis Caney Baker, 66, Commerce
Dennis Caney Baker, age 66 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Commerce, GA on Jan. 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Cane ...
Blanche Lovett Crider, 93, Nicholson
Blanche Lovett Crider, age 93 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Waycross, GA on July 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ida Lois Byars Simpson, age 99 of 261 Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Joseph Richard ...
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.