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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 16th, 2017

Gwinnett

Serafina Palacio, 88, Lawrenceville
Serafina Palacio, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Maria Palacio; son, Antonio Palacio; and her parents ...

Habersham

Lumeril “Merle” Morris, age 63 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born in Demorest, Georgia on August 3, 1953, she was a daughter of Lillian Dodd of Al ...

Hall

Darrel Beaver, 75, Gainesville
Darrel Beaver, 75, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away at home on July 16th, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born in Camden-on-Gauley, WV the youngest child of seven to t ...
Juana Castillo-Rivas, 75, Gainesville
Miss Juana Castillo-Rivas, 75, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on&nbs ...

Other

Sheryl M. Frazier, 72, Smyrna
  Sheryl M. Frazier, age 72, of Smyrna, GA passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. She is survived by her daughters, Susanne and Robert Fossali, Flowery Branch, GA, Kerry Bom ...

Rabun

Berner (Biff) Wilson Jr.  passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by his family.  Biff was born on October 18, 1938 to Berner and Blondine Wilson, who have pre ...
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.