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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 6th, 2017

Dawson

Van Keifer Skelton, III, 63, Dawsonville
Van Keifer Skelton, III, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday August 6, 2017. Born March 10, 1954 in Miami, Florida to the late Van and Dorothy Skelton, he had lived in Dawson ...

Forsyth

Maria Amelia Gerez Dewey, 70, of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. ...

Gwinnett

John Anthony Gallucci, 68, Auburn
John Anthony Gallucci, age 68, of Auburn, Georgia passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, August 6, 2017. He leaves behind his beloved wife Kathleen Ann (Borden) Gallucci. ...

Hall

Lynn M. Darby, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Lynn M. Darby, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Augu ...
Adan Cantu Gonzalez, Gainesville
Adan Cantu Gonzalez, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at ...
Sandra Dianne Keys, 72, Gainesville
Sandra Dianne Keys, 72, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017.  Dianne is preceded in death by her husband, Raburn Keys. Survivors include her children, Ricky a ...
Blanche Grogan Robinson, 96, of Oakwood passed away Sunday August 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a period of declining health. Born February 10, ...
James Albert Sheffield, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Albert Sheffield, 89, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017 in Belton B ...
Nora Jane Williams, 73, Gainesville
Nora Jane Williams, 73, of Gainesville, died Sunday August 6, 2017.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory, Gainesville.

Lumpkin

Nancy Jane Mullis, 44, Dahlonega
Mrs. Nancy Jane Mullis, age 44, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her residence. Nancy was born in Cumming, GA to Mark and the late Katherine Weaver on Decembe ...

Other

Theo Tootle, 81, Jasper
Theo Tootle, 81, of Jasper, GA, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 6, 2017. Theo was the 2nd son to Harold and Lillie Tootle, born August 30, 1935 in E ...

White

David Robb, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Mr. David Robb, age 72 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on August 6, 2017. 
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.