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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 26th, 2018

Banks

Infant Brayden Carter Crump passed away Friday Jan. 26, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Survivors include parents, Tyler Crump & Autumn Alexia Williamson, Gran ...

Dawson

Sidney Merle Foster, Dawsonville
On Thursday, January 25th, 2018, Sidney Merle Foster peacefully entered into rest at his home in Dawsonville, Ga.   Sidney was born in October of 1933 to Emory Hugh and Lil ...
Ray Sanford, 85, Dawsonville
Ray Sanford, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 26, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Mr. Sanford was born August 8, 19 ...

Forsyth

Ronald L Ward, 79, Cumming
Ronald L. Ward, 79, of Cumming passed away Friday, January 26, 2018.  Mr. Ward was retired from the U.S. Government after 30 years of service.  He was an avid private pil ...
Benjamin William Hulsey of Cumming, born March 5, 1928 to Frank and Edna Mae Hulsey, passed peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2018. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 6 ...

Gwinnett

Paul James Sullivan, 57, Duluth
Paul James Sullivan, age 57, of Duluth, GA passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Anne Sullivan; and brother, William Thomas Sul ...
Harry Summersett, 69, Buford
Harry Summersett, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lewis and Bonnie Evelyn Waycaster; and brother, ...

Hall

Mellie Roper Millwood, 88, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Mellie Roper Millwood, age 88 of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on January 26, 2018.  Born in Gainesville, Georgia, on September 5, 1929, she was the daughter of the ...

White

Thomas Albert Kubler, 67, Cleveland
Thomas Albert Kubler, age 67 of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, January 26 2018.   Mr. Kubler was born on June 20, 1950, in Englewood, New Jersey, to Nadine Campbell ...
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.