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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 7th, 2017

Habersham

John "Jack" Boozer, 84, Cornelia
Local artist, John “Jack “ Boozer, passed away at his home on April 6, 2017, following a short illness. Born in Wilmore, Kentucky on March 26, 1933, he was ...
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, 22, Cornelia
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, age 22, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. Mr. Thonetheva was born on October 22, 1994 in Demorest, Georgia. He was preceded in ...

Hall

Irene Staten Slater, 84, Gainesville
Irene Staten Slater was born on January 22, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee and she entered heaven on April 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia. Irene enjoyed choreographed ballroom dancing ...
Brenda Kay Clark, 72, Gainesville
Brenda Kay Clark, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held a ...
Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Pruitt Health Lanier. Born on June 29, 1937, he was the son of the late Albert Calvin Garrett ...
Thelma Irene Slater, 84, Gainesville
Thelma Irene Slater, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on April 7, 2017.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Th ...

Jackson

Katie Lou Ivester, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Katie Lou Ivester, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 07, 2017 at Heritage of Athens.  Mrs. Ivester was born in Ila to the late Seaborn and Elvie Hooper Wilder.&n ...

Lumpkin

Dennis Alfred Lawson, 71, Dahlonega
Dennis Alfred Lawson age 71 of Dahlonega passed away on April 7, 2017.  Mr. Lawson moved to Dahlonega in 2009 and was a former Marine.  He enjoyed gardening, spending tim ...

Other

Nina Crump Terry, 89, Virginia formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Nina Crump Terry, of Reston, Virginia and formerly of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Reston Hospital Center. Daughter of the late Ola and Henry Cr ...

Stephens

Hollis James Gastley, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Hollis James Gastley, age 60 of 65 Penn Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Ray and Thelma Swafford Gastley, he was ...
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.