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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 29th, 2017

Dawson

Gloria Chester, 77, Dawsonville
Gloria Chester, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 29, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born November 23, 1939 in Gilmer County to the la ...

Forsyth

Martha Euel Bagwell, 78, Cumming
Martha Euel Bagwell, 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Martha was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Martha was a life-long resident of Forsyth County ...

Hall

Jerry Evans, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Evans, age 76, of Gainesville went to be with our Lord and Savior, Saturday, April 29, 2017, following an extended illness. Jerry was born and raised in Forsyth Count ...
Esperanza Hinestroza de Zapata, age 70, of Oakwood, GA passed away Saturday April 29, 2017. Esperanza is survived by her daughters Dora Zapata, Libia Esperanza Zapata, Ana Zapat ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Sarah Frances Barnes Nabors, age 84, of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be held on ...
Alphine Gorman, 91, Dahlonega
Alphine Gorman, 91, left here to go to her Heavenly home on April 29, 2017.  Born to Roscoe and Nolia Turner, she was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, a ...

Other

Bobby Gerald Evans, Sr, 54, Conyers
Bobby Gerald Evans, Sr., age 54, of Conyers passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel w ...

Stephens

Mrs. Charlotte Hembree Wilmot, age 89, of Toccoa, Ga., passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.    The daughter of the late Jasper and Bertie El ...

White

Frantie Lavada Dorsey, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Frantie Lavada Dorsey, age 77 of Cleveland. Lavada passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. Funeral services are sche ...
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.