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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 28th, 2017

Forsyth

Nina Cooper Collins, 78, Cumming
Nina C. Collins, 78, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s.  She was born in Corinth, MS in 1939. She is preceded in deat ...
Mr. John A. Cowart, Sr., 91, passed away on June 28, 2017. He was a United States Navy veteran who saw combat service in the Pacific during WWII. He is predeceased in death by his ...

Gwinnett

Charles Edward “Charlie” Cofield, age 91, of Dacula, GA, died June 28, 2017. A graveside service will be held Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM at North Atlanta Memori ...
Charles “Chuck” Thomas Norwood, 64, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 28th 2017 in his home in Dacula, GA with his wife, Dianna Gates Norwood, by his side. F ...

Hall

Millie Dye, 72, Gainesville
Millie Dye, 72, of Brooksville, Florida, was surrounded by her family when she went to be with her Lord June 4th after a brief struggle with Cancer. Millie graduated from North ...
Ruby Norris Shockley, age 80, of Lula, Ga. passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 4-8 pm a ...
Tekeila Calloway, 35, Gainesville
Miss Tekeila Calloway, 35, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017.           Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. ...
Norman David Davis, 77, Gillsville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday July 1, 2017 at Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery for Norman David Davis, age 77 of Gillsville. The Rev. Marshall Da ...
Evelyn Braswell Jauch, 86, Flowery Branch
Evelyn Braswell Jauch, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Verlie Mae Moore Braswell; brothers, ...
Joseph "Joey" Donald Kerns, 37, Gainesville
Joseph (Joey) Donald Kerns, 37, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on June 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 on the Chapel of Memo ...
Patricia Ann Walter, 74, Gainesville
Patricia Ann Walter, 74 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017 at her residence. ?Born in Gary, Indiana, Ms. Walter had lived in Hall County since 1970.  She wa ...

Jackson

Fay Edna Lacey, 87, Commerce
Fay Edna Lacey of Jack, AL formerly of Commerce passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Medical Center Enterprise.  She was 87. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Su ...
Agnes Marlene Richey, 92, Commerce
Agnes Marlene Richey, age 92, of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her residence.   Born on November 20, 1924 in Danielsville, GA she was the daughter of ...
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.