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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 28th, 2017

Forsyth

Thomas Roy Fortson, 70, Cumming
Thomas Roy Fortson, age 70, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Roy was a Marine Veteran who loved his daughter and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching his granddaugh ...

Gwinnett

Livia Simonca, 84, Norcross
Livia Simonca, age 84, of Norcross, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Simonca; and son, Othaniel Simonca. She is survived by h ...

Hall

Cecil Clark, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Cecil H. Clark, age 78 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Ash will officiate ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, 75 of Gainesville died Friday July 28, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Lit ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Martha was a lifelong resident of Hall County.   She was a district manager for Olan ...
Kelly Westmorland, 55, Gainesville
Kelly Westmorland, 55 of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Kelly was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.   He owned his own construction and grading business, wo ...

Jackson

Hilda White Gee Pruitt, 92, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hilda White Gee Pruitt, age 92 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2017.  Mrs. Pruitt was born in May ...
Thomas 'T.J.' Moses, 60, Commerce
Thomas “T.J.” Moses, Jr., 60, of Commerce passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, ...

Stephens

Mr. Calvin Edward Cantrell age 78 of Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Friday July 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Harley Lee and Mary Elizabeth Ivester Cantrell, He ...

White

Francis Manley Brafford, 69, Sautee Nachoochee
Francis Manley Brafford age 69, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday July 28, 2017.  Mr. Brafford was born February 1, 1948 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Paul Wesley Br ...
Bernice Isenecker, 80, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bernice Isenecker, age 80 of Helen. Mrs. Isenecker passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incom ...
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.