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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 29th, 2017

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Martha Elaine Cain, 72, Winder
Martha "Marty" Elaine Cain, age 72, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. Marty loved life, people, puzzles, gospel music and music by Elvis.  She was emplo ...

Dawson

Lonnie Long, 80, Dawsonville
Lonnie Long, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017.  He was a devout Christian of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, George a ...

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Thomas Arthur Martin, 67, Cumming
Thomas Arthur Martin, 67 of Cumming GA passed away on Thursday June 29, 2017. He was born on July 9, 1949 in Orange, California, the son of Arthur and Ruth Mattingly Martin who ...

Habersham

Willie Fortson, 76, Mt. Airy
Mr. Willie Fortson was born in Habersham County on Jan 8, 1941 to Ernest Fortson and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mt. Airy, Georgia. He was united in matrimony to Hattie Owens Fortson ...

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Virdis Hammond Weaver, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Virdis Hammond Weaver, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.             ...
Rosemary Porter York, 89, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Rosemary Porter York, 89, of Clermont formerly of Cleveland.  Mrs. York passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at ...

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Jimmy Reginal Sailors, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jimmy Reginal Sailors, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Mr. Sailors was born in Jefferson, Georgia, ...

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Catherine Ruth Fountain, 73, Mountain City
Catherine Ruth Fountain, age 73, of Mountain City, Georgia, passed away on June 29, 2017 with her family surrounding her. She was the widow of Donald Ralph Fountain and the daughte ...
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.