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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 27th, 2017

Hall

Phil Davis Jr, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Phil Davis Jr. age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.   Graveside services are scheduled fo ...
Robert Christopher “Chris” Highfield, age 29, of Gainesville, GA passed away suddenly Monday, February 27, 2017. Chris was born on March 26, 1987 in Dahlonega, GA to ...
Madge Kathleen Cagle, 94, Gainesville
Madge Kathleen Cagle, 94, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at Friendship Health and Rehab following an extended illness.        ...
Shirley Odom, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Shirley Odom, 76, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.           ...

Jackson

Deborah E. Hildreth, 55, Jefferson
Deborah E. Hildreth, age 55 of Jefferson, GA passed away Monday, February 27, 2017.   Born in Winder, GA, Mrs. Hildreth was the daughter of Harold Whisnant and the late ...

Other

Robert Louis Sitter II, 60, Pennsylvania
Robert L. Sitter II, age 60, of Millcreek Township, PA passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017, at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Erie, Pa., on December 31, 1956, the son of Margie Jo ...
Johnny H. Bagwell, 69, Marietta
Johnny H. Bagwell, 69 of Marietta, GA died Monday at his home after a long illness. He attended Olive Springs Baptist Church. Johnny is survived by his sister Donna and niece ...

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Viola S. Negra, 90, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Viola Stanton Negra, age 90 of Sautee. Mrs. Negra passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. “Viola” was ...
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.