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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 18th, 2017

Forsyth

James Tilmon Adams, 67, Cumming
James Tilmon Adams, age 67, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Graveside services, with Military Honors, will be held Thursday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. at Geo ...
Jo Ann Flegal, 76, Cumming
Jo Ann Flegal, 76 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017.   There are no services planned at this time.   Condolences may be expressed at w ...
Doris M. Hudlow, N/A, Cumming
Doris M. Hudlow, died February 18 at Regency Manor Personal Care Home in Cumming, Georgia, where she was lovingly cared for by Zoe Stahl and her staff and Agape Hospice Care Team. ...
Richard J. King, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Richard J. King, 86 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.) died Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Northside Forsyth Hospital. Richard was born in Detroit, MI.  July 13, 1930 to the ...
Billie Gean Knight, 70, Cumming
Billie Gean Knight, age 70, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Billie was a wonderful woman who loved her family and growing flowers; her grandchildren were ...

Habersham

Claude R. Moser, 78, Clarkesville
Claude Rankin Moser, Jr., “Randy”, 78, of Clarkesville, GA died February 18, 2017.  He was born in Hickory, North Carolina July 15, 1938- the seventh and last chil ...

Hall

Roy I. Carter, 90, Gainesville
Roy I. Carter 90 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday Feb. 2, 2017 and was laid to rest on Saturday Feb. 4, 2017. Born Jan. 19, 1927 Roy owned and operated an automotive repair ...
Ricky Duane Smith, 61, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ricky Duane Smith, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Mr. Smith was born in Broward Coun ...
Isaiah Swan, inf, Gainesville
Mr. Isaiah Swan, 6 months of Gainesville passed away on February 18, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Par ...
Patsy Crowe Bennett, 76, Gainesville
Patsy Crowe Bennett, 76 of Gainesville died Saturday February 18, 2017 at her residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mrs. Bennett had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  ...
Douglas A. Lykins, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas A. Lykins, 74, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Memo ...
Jessie Lee Milligan, 89, Gainesville
Jessie Lee Milligan age 89 of Gainesville passed away Saturday February 18, 2017 Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Cheryl Elaine Potts, 71, Gainesville
Cheryl Elaine Potts, age 71 of Gainesville, Ga. died February 18, 2017 at her  residence. Services will be announced. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.

Jackson

Ann Archer, 64, Commerce
Ann Archer, age 64, of Nicholson died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Archer was born in Commerce to the late, J.D. and Mary Howington Yor ...

Lumpkin

Clifford Alvin Hosler Jr., born June 25, 1946 in New Castle, PA, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017.  A loving, selfless, and gentle man, Cliff is a retired teac ...

Other

Robert James Stamey, 63, Canton
Robert James Stamey, age 63, of Canton, GA, passed away after an extended illness on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Ingram Funeral Home & Cremat ...

Stephens

Christopher Williams, 35, Toccoa
Funeral services for Christopher “Chris” Daniel Williams, age 35 of Toccoa will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  ...
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.