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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 5th, 2017

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Delores Ann Snelson, 76, Winder
Delores Ann Snelson, age 76, of Winder passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Melody Joyce Mashike, 58, Cumming
Melody Joyce Mashike, 58 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...

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Effie Frances Waite, 86, Sugar Hill
Effie Frances Waite, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA, formerly of Rumford/Mexico, ME was carried on angels wings to her eternal home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 5, 2017.&nb ...

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Gary Clyde Dunlap, 84, Lula
Mr. Gary Clyde Dunlap, age 84, of Lula passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Tarpon Springs, Florida after a brief illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 12, ...
Crystal Dawn Shirley, 35, Clermont
Crystal Dawn Shirley, age 35, of Clermont, GA passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Crystal loved fishing and enjoyed sharing that time with her children. She was everybody&rsqu ...
Mrs. Shannon Janine Drewry-Clements, age 64, of Oakwood was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March ...
Clarence W. Dean, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence W. Dean age 88 of Gainesville. The Rev. Terry Crawford, Rev ...
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.