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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 9th, 2018

Barrow

Mrs. Mary Ann Gentles Hampton, age 56, residing on Greater Hope Road in Martin, Ga. passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Winder, Ga. The dau ...

Forsyth

Buddy Wilcox Ruis, 70, Cumming
Buddy Wilcox Ruis, age 70, of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, who dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death ...

Habersham

Norma Allison Martin, 80, Baldwin
Norma Allison Martin, age 80 of Baldwin, GA, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Mrs. Martin has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Norma is survived by her dau ...

Hall

Myrinia Barnett, 72, Gainesville
Myrinia Barnett age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 9, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her parents Gus and Essielean; and two brothers Roosevelt and Gus Jr. ...
Ann Glass Ragle-Haynes, age 67, of Lula, GA passed away, Friday, November 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, John Richard Glass, Jr. and mother, Margaret Tarlton ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Eugene “Billy” Wilbanks, Sr.,  age 81, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018. ...

Rabun

Stuart Eugene Beck Jr., of Rabun Gap, Georgia, passed away on November 09, 2018. Stuart was born the son of Stuart Eugene Beck Sr. and Melissa Short Beck on October 29, 1967 in ...

Stephens

Betty Jane Howe Miller, 84, Eastanollee
Mrs. Betty Jane Howe Miller, age 84, residing on Buena Vista Drive in Eastanollee, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Floyd ...
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.