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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 3rd, 2017

Dawson

Leona Clack Garner, Dawsonville
On December 3, 2017, Leona Clack Garner heard, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” as she entered her eternal home in heaven. She passed into eternity at her ho ...

Forsyth

Holin Prater, 82, Cumming
Holin Prater, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Holin graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, AL. He attended Marion Institute in Marion, AL. Hol ...

Hall

Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, Gainesville
Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017 with family by her side.  The family will receive friend ...
Shirley Josephine Rogers, 81, Flowery Branch
Shirley Josephine Rogers, age 81, died of natural caused on Sunday, December 3, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Shirley is survived by her sister, Mary Krahn, 82; brother, Ear ...
Shelley Melissa Spain Worden, 56, Gainesville
Shelley Melissa Spain Worden, 56 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Worden was ...

Other

James Douglas “Doug” Austin age 57 of Lexington passed away December 3, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Austin was born Feb. 27, 1960 in Winder to the late John ...
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.