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Local Obits for Sun. May 28th, 2017

Gwinnett

Paul Owen Cherry, 68, Suwanee
Paul Owen Cherry, age 68, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Shanna Austin Cherry, Suwanee, GA; children, Jessica ...
Richard "Buddy" Sanderson, 59, Sugar Hill
Richard "Buddy" Sanderson, age 59, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.    He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Sanderson. ...

Habersham

Larry Franklin Moss, 79, Demorest
Graveside services for Larry Franklin Moss, age 79, of Demorest will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM from the Habersham Cemetery with Rev. Grady Walden will officiatin ...

Jackson

Patty Denise Jackson Knight, age 57 of Braselton, GA died Sunday, May 28, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilt ...

Lumpkin

Betty J. Major Raines, 69, Murrayville
Betty J. Major Raines, age 69, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Sunday May 28, 2017 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Betty was a native and lif ...

Other

Philip Lawrence Meyers, 86, Alpharetta
Philip Lawrence Meyers, 86 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on May 28, 2017. He was born on February 8, 1931 in New York City, NY the son of Philip and Emily Meyers who have both p ...
Jane Marie Konopa Brown, 78, Rabun Gap
Jane Marie Konopa Brown, age 78, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, passed away May 28, 2017. Jane was born in Vesper, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Abdon and Marian Zellner Konopa. Ja ...

Stephens

John Wayne King, 64, Toccoa
Mr. John Wayne King, age 64, of Hillendale Drive in Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at his residence.    The son of Mrs. Ruby Adams King and the late Roy Ja ...

White

Hattie Miller, 89, Cleveland
Mrs. Hattie Miller, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017.    Mrs. Miller was born in Murphy, North Carolina, to the late William and Edith Rose Ga ...
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.