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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 2nd, 2017

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John Maylon Daniel, 73, Winder
John Maylon Daniel, age 73, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Mr. Daniel was a truck driver all of his life and was employed with Southeast Culvert.  He was a ...

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Linda Dianne Newsom, 69, Cumming
Linda Dianne Newsom is a name that will always exemplify what it means to be a true Southern lady. She innately balanced being warm, loving and supportive with the refreshing confi ...
Barbara Ann Babcok, 64, Cumming
Barbara Ann Babcok 64, of Cumming Ga. passed away on July 2, 2017.    Funeral services will be at 10am on July 8th, 2017 at Carey Hand Funeral Home in Orlando, ...
Marie Ayash Cumbie, 88, Cumming
Marie Ayash Cumbie, 88, of Cumming passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  A member of Antioch Baptist Church and a  lifelong witness for the Lord, she is preceded in death by ...

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Christopher Hayward Broome, 47, Gainesville
Mr. Christopher Hayward Broome, 47, of Gainesville, passed away July 2, 2017. Funeral services are planned for Thursday July 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...
Marcus Monroe Chambers, 83, Flowery Branch
Marcus Monroe Chambers, Sr., age 83 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Interment cremation. No arrangements have been made at this time. Lawson Funeral Home, ...
Betty Lee Semon, 83, Murrayville
Betty Lee Semon, 83, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, ...

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Elizabeth McDaniel Forrester, age 88, of Canton, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Samuel For ...
Robbie Lee Ayers Osborne, 78, Carnesville
Robbie Lee Ayers Osborne, age 78, of Carnesville, GA died Sunday, July 02, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Osborne was born in Homer to the late Robert and Maggie Ward Ayers.  She ...

Stephens

Willie Wendell Smith, 59, Toccoa
Willie Wendell Smith, age 59, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Wendell was born in Stephens County.  He proudly served in the United States Army National Guard an ...

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N.U. Turpen Jr., 90, Cleveland
  N.U. Turpen, Jr., age 90 of Cleveland, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, July 02, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an exten ...
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.