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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 30th, 2017

Banks

Moderee Ausburn Sisk, age 90, of Homer, Georgia, finished her earthly chores on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.   Mrs. Sisk was born on August 29, 1927, in Banks County, Georgia ...

Dawson

Harold Gravitt, 73, Dawsonville
Harold Gravitt, age 73, of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Harold was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA.  He wa ...

Habersham

Nancy Canup, 79, Mt. Airy
Nancy Annette Canup, age 79, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, following an extended illness.   Mrs. Canup was born on February 21, 1938, in H ...
Wallace D. Dahlstrand, Sr., age 87, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 following a sudden illness. Mr. Dahlstrand was born on February 28, 1930 in Stam ...

Hall

Robert Ray Lingle, 73, Braselton
Mr. Robert Ray Lingle, age 73, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the Chapel of Memoria ...
Claudine Lawson Polson, age 92 passed away peacefully August 30, 2017.  A remembrance of her life will be held at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on September 2, 2017. ...
Dorothy Benson Terrell, 99, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorothy Benson Terrell, age 99, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Fri ...
Juanita Varner, 77, Gainesville
Juanita Varner, age 77 of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 27,2017. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at Greater Timber Ridge Baptist Church at 11:00 AM.  &nbs ...
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.