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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 17th, 2017

Hall

Katherine R. "Rosie" Smith, 89, Gainesville
Katherine R. (Rosie) Smith, 89, of Gainesville passed away September 17, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.             Funeral services wil ...
Cleveland Donald Pratt Thomas, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed into the realm of Heaven with Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 17, 2017.  ...

Jackson

Danice Marian Perry, 81, Commerce
Ms. Danice Marian Perry, age 81, of Commerce died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living.  Ms. Perry was born in Danielsville to the late, Aubrey J. and Reba ...
Judy Kay Smith, 63, Jefferson
Ms. Judy Kay Smith, age 63, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Ms. Smith was born in Decatur to the late Clifford L. ...

Lumpkin

James Allen Head Sr, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. James Allen Head Sr., age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. Mr. Head was born in Hall County on August 20, 1943 to the late Luther R. and Cona Bell G ...

Other

Marilyn Cahoon, 91, Connecticut
Marilyn Cahoon 91 of Connecticut passed away on September 17, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrange ...

Rabun

Joyce Frances McKay Wilbanks, age, 89 of  Lakemont Ga., passed away Sunday September 17, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1928 the daughter of the la ...

White

Carl John Sutton, 73, Cleveland
Carl John “Johnny” Sutton, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Sutton was born on March 4, 1944, in Cleveland, Georg ...
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.