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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 5th, 2017

Dawson

Franklin “Del” Richardson, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 5, 2017 at his residence. Born September 23, 1960 in Savannah, Mr. Richardson had been a res ...

Forsyth

Bobby C. Weldy, Sr, 68, Cumming
Bobby C. Weldy, Sr., age 86, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  Bob was a sharpshooter; member of the NRA and the president of the Glades Pistol Club ...
Artie Heard Hammons, 92, Cumming
Artie Heard Hammond, age 92, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born to the late, Jeff and Lillie Heard on June 1, 1925.  Artie was a loving wife, mo ...

Gwinnett

William H. “Bill” Dorrett, age 70, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He is survived by is sister Ann and her husband Dean Leach, Auburn, GA. The family ...
Magloire Jean Pierre, 90, Dacula
Magloire Jean Pierre, age 90, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Fu ...
Edwin Eugene Terry, 81, Suwanee
Edwin Eugene Terry, age 81, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49-1/2 years, Donnis Bagwell Terry; parents, Howard ...

Hall

Mrs. Alice “Brenda” Porter, 70, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday ...
Judge William C. O'Kelley, 87, Murrayville
Senior U.S. District Judge William C. O’Kelley, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, died July 5 after a brief battle with canc ...

Jackson

Spencer Edward Davis, 84, Braselton
Spencer Edward Davis, age 84, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Survivors include his wife Jackie Davis; son Jeff Davis and wife Lisa of Braselton; daughters Jer ...

Other

Judy Lynn Reese, 52, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ms. Judy Lynn Reese, 52, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. unti ...

Stephens

Larry Ray Powers, 55, Toccoa
Mr. Larry Ray Powers, age 55 of 199 Matheson Road in Toccoa passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Barbara Ann Powers, he was born October 26, 1 ...

White

Ancil William Kastner, 79, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr.Ancil William Kastner, age 79 of Cleveland. Mr. Kastner was born in Batesville to the late Harold Lee andSusie Ellen Ca ...
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.