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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 12th, 2017

Forsyth

Kaj Larsen, 69, Cumming
  Kaj Larsen, 69 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday March 12, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...

Habersham

Nadine Alexander Childs, 82, Clarkesville
Nadine Alexander Childs, age 82 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Born in the Chicopee Community of Hall County, Georgia on Octob ...

Hall

Mr. Alan William “Bill” Sommerfield, II, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away March 12, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Funeral Services will ...
Rosalba Cruz Pichardo, 44, Gainesville
Mrs. Rosalba Cruz Pichardo, 44, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p .m. Monday, ...

Jackson

Lucille Hughey Cooper, 79, Jefferson
Mrs. Lucille Hughey Cooper entered eternal rest on March 12, 2017 after a brief illness.  She was born May 8, 1937 in Jackson County Georgia to the late Rev. V.S. (Vasco, Sr.) ...

Lumpkin

Mary Ann Aycock, 66, Dahlonega
Mary Ann Aycock, 66, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 3, 1950 in Hall County to the late Percy ...

Other

Eleni Pantazopoulos Jordan, 61, of Atlanta, GA  passed away Saturday, March 12, 2017. She was born in Athens, Greece on January 28th, 1956. Eleni was a loving mother, siste ...

Stephens

Marty Alan Crumpton, 24, Toccoa
Mr. Marty Alan Crumpton, age 24 entered heaven on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of Phil and Louise Smith Crumpton, he was born August 28, 1992 in ...

White

Mr. William Garrison “Kerosene” Meaders, 86, of Cleveland, GA passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his residence. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a .m. Wedn ...
Herman Jeffery Roper age 61 of Helen, passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at his residence.  Mr.  Roper was born August 14, 1955 in Demorest to Barbara Adams Roper and t ...
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.