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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Stephen J. “Steve” Brown, 60, Dawsonville
Stephen J. “Steve” Brown, 60 of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born July 6, 1956 in Phoe ...

Forsyth

Guy (Junior) Chambers, Jr., age 89, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  Junior is preceded in death by his wife, Grace Chambers and sisters, Idell Mayfield ...

Gwinnett

Brandon James McCoy, 19, Buford
Mr. Brandon James McCoy, age 19, of Buford passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Sou ...

Hall

Larry Milfred Autry, 66, Gainesville
 Mr. Larry Milfred Autry, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled f ...
Duane Gordon Ross, 92, Gainesville
Duane Gordon Ross, formerly of Waldwick, NJ, beloved husband of Mary Ann Rafferty Ross for over 68 years, died March 22, 2017, at the age of 92. He was an avid reader, always learn ...
Raul Garcia- Tarin, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Raul Garcia-Tarin 62, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on March 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March ...

Lumpkin

Lillian Gresk, 93, Dahlonega
Lillian Gresk, age 93, of Dahlonega, GA and formerly of Homewood, Illinois passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Dahlonega, GA. She was born March 13, 1924 in Chicago, Illino ...
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.