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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 1st, 2018

Habersham

Linda Trotter Frankum, 74, Demorest
Linda Trotter Frankum, age 74, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Mrs. Frankum was born on October 23, 2018 in Habersham County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Donna Irene Failyer, 96, Gainesville
Donna Irene Failyer, 96, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at New Horizons following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, ...
Paula Ball Newkirk, 84, Gainesville
Paula Ball Newkirk, 84, of Gainesville,  passed away Saturday December 1, 2018.  She was born on 6 June 1934 to Edgar and Pauline Ball of Gainesville. “Ca ...

Jackson

Geneva Fletcher Weldon, 92, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Geneva Fletcher Weldon, age 92 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 1, 2018.  Mrs. Weldon was born in ...

Lumpkin

Larry Townsend DePriest, 78, Dahlonega
Larry Townsend DePriest of Dahlonega passed away at the age of 78 on Saturday, December 1 following a brief hospitalization. An alumnus of both the University of Tennessee and the ...
Homer Lee Davis, 75, Dahlonega
Homer Lee Davis, age 75 of Dahlonega, passed away on December 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was born in Douglas, Georgia to Bryant and Lois Davis on Februar ...

Stephens

Mr. Calvin Freeman Culpepper, 81 of Toccoa, Georgia went home to be with his Lord Saturday, December 1, 2018 in hospice care, Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born Febru ...
William Stark Mayhue, 71, Toccoa
Mr. William Stark Mayhue, age 71 of Moreland Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Stark and Opal Hendrix Mayhue, he was born ...
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.