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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 16th, 2017

Dawson

Sherry Rochell Dodd, 48, Dawsonville
Sherry Rochell Dodd, age 48 of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Anderson; sister, Paula Anderson; gran ...

Habersham

Dr. Johnny “Butch” Jett, Jr., age 69, of Clarkesville, Georgia, graduated to Heaven on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Dr. Jett was born on February 11, 1948, in Chambl ...

Hall

Elton M. Palmer, 91, Clermont
Mr. Elton M. Palmer, 91 of Clermont, GA passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. A Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...

Other

Linda Sheffield Smith, 75, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Sheffield Smith, age 75 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Mrs. Smith was born in Dona ...

Stephens

Gayle Crawford Peters, 68, Toccoa
Gayle Crawford Peters          Toccoa, GA   Mrs. Gayle Elizabeth Crawford Peters, age 68 of Audubon Place, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, Februa ...

White

Betty Ann Pardue, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Pardue, age 77 of Cleveland.  Mrs. Pardue passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Mrs. Pardue was bo ...
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.