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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 25th, 2017

Forsyth

Lillian Elizabeth Manning, 70, of Cumming passed away Monday, September 25, 2017. Survivors include her children, Kevin Long, Karen Barber, Betty Chadwick, all of Cumming, Chris ...

Gwinnett

Hannah Ryu, 78, Snellville
Hannah Ryu, age 78, of Snellville, GA, died Monday, September 25, 2017. Ms. Ryu has been cremated and the ashes will be interred at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens.

Hall

Dwight David Adams, 60, Flowery branch
Dwight David Adams, 60 of Flowery Branch passed away Monday September 25, 2017 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, David was the son of the late Edward Lonzo A ...
Edith Cavell Hawkins Griffin, age 90, of Gillsville passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in her home after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on ...
Shirley Richardson, 67, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Shirley Richardson, age 67, of Flowery Branch, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017. She entered eternal life peacefully at her home following an extended illness. &nbs ...
Young Johnnie Seay,Sr., 90, Gainesville
Mr. Young Johnnie Seay, Sr., 90, of Gainesville passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...

Lumpkin

Ruby Inez Bottoms, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ruby Inez Bottoms, age 97, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017. Mrs. Bottoms was born in Forsyth County on February 15, 1920 to the late Duffy and Bell Sos ...
Doug Boyd, 60, Dahlonega
Doug Boyd, 60, ascended to his mansion in heaven after a hard fought battle. He was born in Miami, FL and was a lifelong University of Miami football fan.  He loved working ou ...
James Andrew Davis, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. James Andrew Davis, age 79, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017.  Mr. Davis was born in Michigan on November 26, 1937 to the late Raymond and Eileen Fi ...
Mr. J. D. Edge, 91, Dahlonega
Mr. J. D. Edge, age 91, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017. J. D. Edge was born and reared in Lumpkin County Georgia. He grew up on a farm located in the Phi ...
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.