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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 29th, 2017

Banks

Ryan Maury Bowman, 34, Maysville
Ryan Maury Bowman, age 34 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017.   Born in Commerce, GA on June 11, 1984, Mr. Bowman was the son of the late Donnie and Dana ...

Habersham

Kenneth Heflin Boddie, 82, Cornelia
Kenneth Heflin Boddie of Cornelia passed away at the age of 82 on August 29th, 2017. Kenneth was a successful home builder in the South Gwinnet area for several years. Prior to ...

Hall

R.B. Armour, 93, Lula
R.B. Armour, age 93, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.   Mr. Armour was born on April 15, 1924, in Hall County, Georgia; a son of the late Hance ...
Olive Norman Evans, 95, Atlanta, formerly of Flowery Branch
Olive Norman Evans, age 95, of Atlanta, GA formerly of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Edward Evans. She is survived b ...
Christopher George “Chris” Moulton, 45, of Gainesville, Georgia died August 29, 2017 after an extended illness with his immediate family at his side. Chris was born ...
Roy James Powell, 83, Gainesville
Dr. Roy James Powell, age 83, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, ...

Lumpkin

Gary McClure, 55, Dahlonega
Mr. Gary Lee McClure, age 55, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his residence. Gary was born in Pickens County on September 14, 1961.  He was preceded i ...

Stephens

Roger Dwayne Fricks, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Roger Dwayne Fricks, age 54 of Toccoa, GA passed away August 29, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Roger Marvin and Martha Diane Fricks, he was born Ju ...
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.