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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 11th, 2017

Forsyth

Bari L. Schotta, 55, Cumming
Bari L. Schotta, 55, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, June, 11, 2017 at her residence.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, GA.  30040

Hall

Opal Jane Parker, 99, Gainesville
Mrs. Opal Jane Parker, age 99 of Gainesville, passed away on June 11, 2017. Opal was born on January 10, 1918 to the late Mr. Manson McFalls and the late Mrs. Omie Chastain McFalls ...
Hollis Seagraves, 82, Gillsville
Hollis Seagraves, 82, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his residence in Gillsville, with his family at his bedside. Born to Lillie and William Oliver Seagraves in Madison Co ...
Martha “Louise” Mauldin Barnett, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Barnett was born in Atlanta, GA., to the late William Barnes and ...
Carol M. Blasingame, 80, Gainesville
Carol M. Blasingame, 80, of Gainesville, died Sunday June 11, 2017.     Little & Davenport Funeral Home. 
William Froeliger, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Froeliger, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 17 at held at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of ...
Mr. William (Papa Bill) Frank Froeliger age 76 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Sunday June 11, 2017 at his residence following a three year long valiant fight against (termina ...
Tammy Jean Grizzle, 48, Lula
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Tammy Jean Grizzle, age 48 of Lula. The Rev. Barry Payne will officiate ...
Donald E. Hammond, 80, Gainesville
Donald E. Hammond, age 80, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on June 11, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born on January 11, 1937 in Walton County, GA to the late Charle ...

Lumpkin

Glen Horton Larkin, 83, Dahlonega
Glen Horton Larkin age 83 of Dahlonega passed away on June 11, 2017.  Mr. Larkin was born in Kingsport Tennessee to Kelly and Amanda Larkin.  He loved computers and teach ...
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.