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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 5th, 2017

Banks

Edward Mize, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Mize of Tamarac, Fl formally of Homer, Ga., who passed away on December 5, 2017.  Mr. Mize was the son of the late Vio ...
James Earl Whitlock, 74, Commerce
James Earl Whitlock, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, Jan. 05, 2018 at his residence.   Born in Jefferson, GA on April 23, 1943 to the late Comer L. and Kathle ...

Forsyth

Daniel Jeffrey Brunick, 44, Cumming
Daniel Jeffrey Brunick, age 44, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was a member of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church and was a Cub Scout Den Leader. H ...
Hoyt 'Lamar' Holbrook, 80, Cumming
Hoyt “Lamar” Holbrook, age 80, of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Lamar was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was prece ...

Gwinnett

Christine Mitchell Adams, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Ralph Adams; son, Barney Adams; ...
Edward (Ted) Hodge, 72, Buford
Edward (Ted) Hodge, age 72, of Buford, Ga, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Al & Ellie Gorski Ollert; father Edw ...

Hall

Mr. Billy “Bill” Harold Godwin, 77, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funera ...

Jackson

Zoltan Lakatos, 63, Jefferson
Zoltan Lakatos, age 63, of Jefferson, GA, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Hensley Lowe, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Hensley Lowe, age 77, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Tuesday December 5, 2017 after an extended illness. Mrs. Lowe was born and raised in LaFayette, Georgia and ...

Other

Charlie Andrew McAlister, age 63 of Royston, GA passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.   Born on March 09, 1954 in Demorest, GA, Mr. McAlister was the son of Adell Wilson Mc ...
Joan A. Little, 61, Waleska
Joan A. Little, 61, of Waleska passed away Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Season’s Hospice following a short illness. Born June 24, 1956 to the late E. R. “Chick” ...

White

Bryan Craig Jennings, 55, Sautee
Bryan Craig Jennings, age 55 of Sautee, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Jennings was born on March 10, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Dean Cox Jenni ...
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.