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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 18th, 2017

Forsyth

Glenda Eileen Stone, 88, Cumming
Glenda Eileen Stone, 88 of Cumming GA passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017. Services will be held in Paducah, KY at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...

Hall

Lamar Benjamin Bagwell, 87, Oakwood
Mr. Lamar Benjamin Bagwell, 87, of Oakwood, GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville surrounded by his family. Funeral Se ...
William Owen Culpepper, 68, Clermont
William “Bill” Owen Culpepper, age 68, died Saturday, March 18 at his home in Clermont, Georgia.  Mr. Culpepper is survived by his wife, Ann, daughter and son-in-l ...
Frank A. Gordon, 79, Gillsville
Frank A. Gordon, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born in Walton County on February 1, 1938, he was a son of the late A. F. Gordon and Drucilla Garris ...
Lois Helen Hulce, 87, Gainesville
Lois Helen Hulce, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017 following a brief illness.          Funeral Services are incomplete and will ...
Barbara Ann McDonald, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Ann McDonald, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Mo ...

Jackson

William Robert Weaver, 87, Dahlonega
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (U.S. Army, Retired) William Robert Weaver, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. William served 32 ½ years in the Uni ...
Ray Pendley, 85, Talmo
Ray Pendley , 85 , of Talmo, Ga. passed away Saturday March 18,2017. Funeral 11:00 am Tuesday Wards Funeral Home Chapel. Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street Gainesville in charge ...

Lumpkin

Reba Hunsinger, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Reba Hunsinger, age 85, of  Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA. Reba was born in Oconee County, SC June 25, 1931. Sh ...

Other

John R. Hennings, 73, Alpharetta
John R. Hennings, age 73, of Alpharetta GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, after a 5 month battle with several illnesses.  John was born in Tarrytown, NY, to John M. He ...

Stephens

Susie Zeches, 53, Toccoa
Susie Zeches, wife to her beloved husband, Jon, mom to her treasured boys, Clayton and Jonathan, and caring nurse of many, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Mar ...
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.