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Local Obits for Mon. May 8th, 2017

Gwinnett

Petre Siminescu, 95, Buford
Petre Siminescu, age 95, of Buford, GA, died Monday, May 8, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Matei Is ...
Jerry Reeves, 70, Hoschton
  Jerry R. Reeves, age 70, of Hoschton, GA passed away Monday, May 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Natanial Reeves. He is survived by his wife of f ...

Hall

Austin Blake Eckenroth, 22, Flowery Branch
Mr. Austin Blake Eckenroth, age 22, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 8, 2017. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 at 12Stone Church – Hamilto ...
Alice Stone Scott, age 73, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017. Alice is the daughter of Dr. Francis Aliceteen Westmoreland White and Thomas Cashion White. Alice is ...
Clarice (nee) Zolio de Souza Canavan, 82 years old, resident of North Hall, passed away in her home on the May 8th. Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, she immigrated to the United Sta ...
Mary Reece Murphy, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 10 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Reece Murphy of Gainesville. The Rev. Fred Enlow and Rev. Earl Pirkle wi ...
Lola T. Putman, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Lola Theodosia Putman, 79, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 1: ...
Thomas A. Vizzini, 80, Gainesville
Thomas A. Vizzini also known as Tom and Tommy, age 80, passed away on Monday, May 8th at his home in Gainesville, GA. He was born to Sam and Jane Vizzini in Cincinnati, OH and was ...

Other

Harold Walter Hinton, 76, Atlanta
Harold Walter Hinton, age 76, died on May 8, 2017.  Born January 27, 1941 in Atlanta, Georgia, he was a son of the late Reginald H Hinton and Ethel Beatrice Ertzberger.   ...

White

Rodney Scott Vanderstelt, 57, Cleveland
Rodney Scott Vanderstelt, age 57 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, at his residence. Rodney “Rod” Vanderstelt was born on January 26, 1960, to Ronald ...
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.