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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 14th, 2017

Habersham

Talmadge Whitmire, 84, Mt. Airy
Talmadge Whitmire, age 84, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. Mr. Whitmire was born on March 12, 1933 in Dawsonville, Georgia to the late William McKinl ...

Hall

Harriett Martin Hulsey, 78, Gainesville
Harriett Martin Hulsey, our finest and most loved family member, passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. Born in Gainesville to Ailene Rollins Martin and Perry Britton Martin ...
Mr. Arthur James “Art” Lueptow, age 92, of Oakwood passed away on Friday April 14, 2017. Mr. Lueptow was born on July 6, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Arthur Lu ...
Sylvia Cain Mayfield, 93, Gainesville
Sylvia C. Mayfield, 93, passed away at home early Friday morning, April 14, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a. m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at First Baptist Church ...
S.C. Stowers, 86, Gainesville
Mr. S. C. Stowers, 86 of Gainesville died Friday April 14, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Stowers was the son of the late ...

Lumpkin

Cathy Mae Grizzle Vaughan, 66, Rocky Mount, NC formerly of Dahlonega
Cathy Mae Grizzle Vaughan, age 66, of Rocky Mount, NC and formerly of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday April 14, 2017 following a  period of declining health. Cathy Mae was ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Michael Todd Headley, age 49 of Sautee. Michael passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. Graveside services are scheduled ...
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.