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Local Obits for Fri. May 12th, 2017

Forsyth

Jean H. Bustrom, 95, Plantation, FL
Jean H. Burstrom, 95 of Plantation, FL passed away on Tuesday May 9, 2017.   The family will receive friends on Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10:30am – 11am at McDona ...
Patricia Ann Smith, 66, Cumming
Patricia Ann Smith, age 66, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in ...
Rupert Joe Walls, 88, Cumming
Rupert Joe Walls, 88, of Cumming passed away Friday, May 12, 2017.  He was born to Claude C. and Effie Corn Walls and was a native of Forsyth County.  Mr. Walls was a fai ...

Gwinnett

Bathseba Metcalf McPherson, 63, Lawrenceville
Bathsheba Metcalf McPherson, age 63, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Ruth Buice Metcalf. She is surv ...
Charles A. Parks, 78, Buford
Charles A. Parks, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, LaRita Bennett Parks, Buford, GA; children, Lori   ...
Austin M. Thomas, 21, Lawrenceville
Austin M. Thomas, age 21, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Judith C. Swafford. He is survived by his father, E ...

Hall

Anne Moore Collier, 77, Gainesville
Anne Moore Dadisman Collier, 77, died at her home in Gainesville early Friday morning, following an extended illness. A native of Jefferson, Ga., Mrs. Collier was the daughter o ...
Estelle M. Bailey, 98, Gainesville
Estelle M. Bailey age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died May 12, 2017 at Autumn Breeze Senior Living. Estelle was preceded in death by her husband Warren Bailey Sr. she is survived by ...
Juanita Clark Daniels, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Juanita Bae Clark Daniels, 86, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Sat ...

Jackson

Evans funeral home announces the death of Ms. Betty Lucille Aycock Anderson, age 66 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 12, 2017.  Ms. Anderson was born in ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Dudley “Bob” Mills, age 81, of Oak Creek Circle in Toccoa passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   A ...
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.