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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 12th, 2017

Dawson

Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, Dawsonville
Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday August 12, 2017. Better known as Coach Lacey, Jed followed his passion to coach and motivate the youth ...

Forsyth

Ida Frances McCleskey, 87, Cumming
Ida Frances McCleskey, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston &ld ...
Ester Smith, 81, Cumming
Ester Lee Smith, age 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.Ester was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in death ...
Shannon David Thompson, 40, Cumming
Shannon David Thompson, 40, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017.     With a heavy heart heaven gained a new angel yesterday. A loving son, b ...

Gwinnett

Sheryl Lyles, 60, Sugar Hill
Sheryl Lyles, age 60, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, J.R. and stepmother, Lugene Byers Lyles; mother, Catherin ...
Joyce Hazel Birch, 83, Suwanee
Suwanee, GA resident Joyce Hazel Birch, age 83, peacefully passed away at Northside Forsyth Hospital on Aug. 12, due to complications from an infected gall bladder. She was surroun ...

Habersham

Sallie Lanier, 63, Clarkesville
The family of Sallie Lanier, announces the passing, on August 12, 2017 of their beloved daughter, sister, and aunt.   Sallie was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on  ...

Hall

Hazel Thomas Daniel, 94, Flowery Branch
Hazel Thomas Daniel, age 94, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Otis Reese Daniel; and son ...
Laverne Dollar, 86, Oakwood
Lavern Dollar, 86 of Oakwood passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Dollar was the daughter of the late Homer and Mary J ...

Jackson

Charles Douglas Dyer, 55, Jefferson
Charles Douglas Dyer, age 55, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chap ...
Janet Smith Hollis, 66, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Smith Hollis, age 66, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Mrs. Hollis was born in Gainesville, ...

Other

Deborah Ann Collins, 67, Woodstock
Deborah Ann Collins, 67 of Woodstock, GA passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017.   The family will receive friends on Friday August 18, 2017 from 10am to 11am at McDona ...

Stephens

Cynthia “Cindy” Yvonne Doss Chastain Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Yvonne Doss Chastain age 67 of Skyline Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at St ...
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.