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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 29th, 2017

Gwinnett

Thomas Lee “Tom” Smith, age 72, of Buford, GA, died Friday, September 29, 2017. Mr. Smith has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Tom is ...

Habersham

Anne Lunsford, age 84, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.   Anne was born in Stephens County on December 12, 1932.  She was the last surviving child of the lat ...

Hall

Evelyn Agnes Grier, 73, Gainesville
Evelyn Agnes Mimbs-Grier, 73, of Gainesville, peacefully joined her heavenly family on September 29, 2017.  Evelyn was born on July 7, 1944 in Blytheville, AR., to the late Wi ...
Wilbern Furman (Bo) Strickland, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Wilbern Furman “Bo” Strickland, age 85, of Flowery Branch died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Heritage Hospice of Marietta.  Mr. Strickland was born in Athens ...

Lumpkin

Douglas Crumley, 62, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Crumley, age 62, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.   Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahl ...
Mr. Douglas “Doug” Charles Crumley, age 62, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.  Doug was born in Hall County on December 5, 1954 to the late ...
Hershel Darrell Mooney, 88, Dahlonega
Mr. Hershel Darrell Mooney, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, September 29, 2017. Mr. Mooney was a native and lifetime resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on ...

Stephens

Thomas Russell Yow Williams, Sr., Martin, Georgia, passed away on September 29, 2017. He was 83 years old. Tom was born in Washington, D.C., on January 27, 1934, to Copeland ...

White

William Nelms Jr., 71, Cleveland
William Jr. Nelms age 71 of Cleveland passed away Friday September 29, 2017. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Jean Pardue, 84, Cleveland
Funeral services for, Jean  Pardue age 84 of Cleveland will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday October 1, 2017 in Trinity United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in the chur ...
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.