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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 24th, 2017

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James Andrew Lacey, 59, Winder
James Andrew Lacey, age 59, of Winder, GA passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Dolores lacey, Winder, GA; sister, Cassandra Thomas Lacey, Winder, ...

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It is with great regret that we announce the passing of the Honorable Charles R. “Charlie” Smith. Charlie left this earth on 7-24-17 at 7:30 pm. Charlie was a loving hu ...

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James Andrew Cody, 85, Mt. Airy
  James Andrew Cody, age 85, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. Mr. Cody was born on November 13, 1931, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late ...
Loy Rothell, 83, Demorest
  Loy Rothell, age 83, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Loy was born in Habersham County to the late Luther Rothell and Pearl Jon ...

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Andre (Andy) Howard, 85, Dahlonega
And the Army goes rolling along… Retired First Sergeant Andre (Andy) Howard answered his final order at the age of 85 as His Heavenly Commander called him home.  He no ...
Carolyn Rena Wood, 61, Dahlonega
Mrs. Carolyn Rena Wood, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, went to be with her Lord where there is no more sickness and no more pain on Monday, July 24, 2017. Carolyn was a native and li ...
Claud Fortner, 98, Dahlonega
Claud Fortner age 98 of Dahlonega passed away on July 24th, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Fortner was born in Hall County to William Fortner and Elza Crow Fortner.  ...
Andre “Andy” Howard, 86, Dahlonega
Mr. Andre “Andy”Howard, age 86 of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at FriendshipNursing Home. Funeral servicesare scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, July 27 ...

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Glenda Joyce “JoJo” Tester, 54, Sautee Nacoochee
Glenda Joyce “JoJo” Tester, age 54, of Sautee Nacoochee, GA passed away on December 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. JoJo was the daughter of the late W ...
Frances Keller, 81, Sautee
Frances Keller 81 of Sautee passed away Monday July 24, 2017.  Mrs. Keller was born in Bartow, Florida the daughter of the late Lucian Edward and Eunice Stroud Ewin.   ...
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.