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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 31st, 2017

Forsyth

Janet Wood Burand, 62, Cumming
Janet Wood Burand, 62 of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday July 31, 2017. She was born on July 5, 1955 in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of William Everett and Martrelle Merritt Wood ...

Gwinnett

Halil Handac, 83, Buford
Halil Handac, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Nadezda Handac, Buford, GA; children, Zac and Senada Handac, Bu ...

Hall

Clifton Serite Savage, 77, Gainesville
  Mr. Clifton Serite Savage, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the residence of his step-son following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
Timothy Paul Armour, 54, Gainesville
Monday, July 31st, 2017, Timothy Paul Armour passed into Heaven's gates into the loving arms of His Savior and his beloved father, William Paul Armour. His grandparents were wa ...
Timothy Paul "Tim" Armour, 54, Hampton formerly of Gainesville
Timothy Paul "Tim"  Armour, 54 of Hampton formerly of Gainesville died Monday July 31, 2017 at the Spalding Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be ...
Jeff Boggus, 47, Gainesville
Jeff Boggus, age 47, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Clara Welch, and Ernest and Lula Bell Bogg ...
Charlotte Carol Jones, 44, Clermont
 Charlotte Carol Jones, age 44 of Clermont, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          &nb ...
Onnie L. Kanaday Joy, 91, Gainesville
Onnie L. Kanaday Joy age 91 of Gainesville; passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on ...
Geraldine W. Landers, 99, Gainesville
Mrs. Geraldine W. Landers, age 99 of Gainesville, passed away on July 31, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 3. 2017 at Memorial Park North Riversid ...
Sgt. Eli Saul Melendez Novas, 27, of Gillsville passed away July 31, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church. ...
James Ray Stiles, 63, Clermont
James Ray Stiles age 63, of Clermont passed away Monday July 31, 2017.  Mr. Stiles was born in Andrews North Carolina the son of the late Grady and Mary McClellan Stiles. & ...

Jackson

Roger Dale Clark, 62, Commerce
Mr. Roger Dale Clark, age 62, of Commerce, GA died Monday, July 31, 2017.  Mr. Clark was born in Commerce to Ada Strickland Clark of Commerce and the late Corzy Clark.  H ...
Judy Tiner Burton, 73, Jefferson
Judy Tiner Burton, age 73 of Jefferson, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August ...

Lumpkin

Johnny William Kirk, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnny William Kirk, age 56, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at Northeast GA Medical Center. Johnny was born on March 9, 1961 in Marietta, GA to the late Aug ...
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.