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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 8th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Marguerite Hovis Hill, age 90, of Homer, GA died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Hill was born in Decatur, AL to the late John Riley and Cordi ...

Gwinnett

Annette Roberson Henderson, age 88 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilto ...

Hall

Elizabeth Edge Freeman, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Edge Freeman, age 77, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.       &nb ...
Robert Clay Hamilton, 85, Gillsville
Mr. Robert Clay Hamilton, 85, of Gillsville, GA passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence.           Graveside Services will be held on Sunda ...

Jackson

Jeanne Pruitt King, 72, Hoschton
Jeanne Pruitt King, age 72, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Th ...

Other

Howard Allen Emsley, Jr., 76, passed peacefully on April 8th, in the presence of his loving family at home after his valiant battle with cancer.  He leaves his wife of 37 year ...

Rabun

Emily Faith Thompson, 6, Clayton
Emily Faith Thompson, age 6, of Clayton, passed away April 8, 2017. She was born January 22, 2011 the daughter of Lisa Reichenbach Thompson and Jim Thompson. In addition to her ...
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.