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Local Obits for Mon. May 15th, 2017

Dawson

J. L. Evans, 87, Dawsonville
J. L. Evans, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 15, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born May 22, 1929 to the late Rufus and Gretell Evans, ...

Forsyth

Camilla Jean Overstreet, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in death by her hus ...
William C. Garner, 96, Cumming
William C. Garner, 96, passed away in Cumming, Georgia, on May 12, 2017.  Bill was born June 16, 1920, in Polk County, Georgia. Bill was preceded in death by his infant dau ...
Theresa June (Terry) Landwei, age 60, of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. Terry enjoyed all aspects of life, family, friends, music, dancing, camping, Nascar and drag rac ...

Habersham

  Mrs. Doris Faye Bennett Sears, age 86, of Baldwin, GA died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Sears was born in Homer to the late Boyd Harrison ...

Jackson

Evans funeral home announces the death of Mr. Richard Dudley Williams, Jr., age 28 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, May 15, 2017.  Mr. Williams was born in ...
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.