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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 24th, 2017

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Marguerite Scott Ellis, 82, Gainesville
Marguerite Scott Ellis, 82, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, De ...
Dr. Carlos Roberto Solsona, 75, of Buford, passed away on Sunday, December 24th 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his family.  Memorial Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Thursda ...

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Herschel C. Hallam, 75, Hoschton
Herschel C. Hallam, age 75, of Hoschton, GA passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Herschel Hallam; mother, Lavada Ragusa; and sister, Ardie ...
Vicki Lynn Howington, 58, Nicholson
Vicki Lynn Howington, age 58, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Eastman Health and Rehab.  Ms. Howington was born in Athens to Charlie Allen and Jackie Delore ...
Mrs. Inez Wier Standridge, 95, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Inez Wier Standridge, age 95, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017.  Mrs. Standridge was born ...

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Carlene Carter Totherow, 54, Carnesville
Darlene Carter Totherow, 54, of Carnesville passed away December 24, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...

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David Richard Blihovde, 78, Cleveland
David Richard Blihovde, 78, of Cleveland passed away December 24, 2017 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on S ...
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.