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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 23rd, 2017

Dawson

Melody Looper Collins, 65, Dawsonville
  Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Born August 27, 1 ...
Gene Lambert, 94, Dawsonville
Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born February 14, 1923 to the late Coker and Willie Mae Lambert in Atlant ...

Gwinnett

Judy Gail Todd “Duckie” Alian, age 65 died Sunday, April 23, 2017 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:00 at Hamilton Mill ...

Hall

Edward Ronald Autry, 68, Oakwood
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday April 30, 2017 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Edward Ronald Autry, age 68 of Oakwood. The Rev. Ricky Thrasher will offi ...
Vernie Clifford Hudson, III, 26, Murrayville
  Vernie Clifford Hudson, III, 26, of Murrayville passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Sund ...

Jackson

Eleanor Potts Jackson, 90, Jefferson
  Mrs. Eleanor Potts Jackson, age 90, of Jefferson died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Commerce to the late, Fra ...

Lumpkin

Larry 'Dude' Curtis Black, 59, Dahlonega
Larry “Dude” Curtis Black, age 59, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Larry was known for his big smile and joking manner. ...
Sandra Elaine Dixon Day, 63, Dahlonega
Sandra Elaine Dixon Day, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 following a sudden illness. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  Elaine w ...
James Lamar Head, 79, Dahlonega
James Lamar Head, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017.   Lamar was born on November 3, 1937 in Dahlonega, GA to the late Elmer and Lucy Gilst ...

Stephens

Mr. Maurice Jackson “Jack” Hemphill, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Lester J. and Ber ...
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.