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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 10th, 2018

Gwinnett

Rayburn Dinsmore, 76, Suwanee
Rayburn Dinsmore, age 76, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. Rayburn was a member of Refuge Baptist Church and is preceded in death by his loving wife, Mar ...

Habersham

Rebecca A. “Becky” Dalton Masse, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday February 10, 2018 following a brief illness. Mrs. Masse was born on December ...

Hall

Jorge H. Correa, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Jorge H. Correa, age 74, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. A Memorial Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, Febru ...
Richard A. DeBolt, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Richard A. DeBolt, age 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years, Ruby Carolyn DeBolt. He is ...
Eloisa Garcia-Rodriguez, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Eloisa Garcia-Rodriguez, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 3: ...
Tapas Kumar Ghosh, 68, Gainesville
Tapas Kumar Ghosh, 68, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memoria ...
Wachovia Thompson, 26, Gainesville
Ms. Wachovia Nelese Thompson was born May 29, 1991 in Hall County to Ms. Naquita Thompson and Mr. Cory Haynes (Maxine). Wachovia departed her lie on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at ...

Other

Harvey Leland “Red-Bodie“ Adams, 69 of Colbert, passed away February 9, 2018. He was the son of the late Ray Adams. Mr. Adams was also preceded in death by sisters, She ...
Steve Michael Kemp, 65, Atlanta
Mr. Steve Michael Kemp, age 65, of Atlanta, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018.  No services scheduled at this time.  Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland in charge of ...
Raymond Todd Smith, 48, Locust Grove
Mr. Raymond Todd Smith, age 48, of Locust Grove, GA died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Smith was born in Athens to Shirley An ...

Stephens

Verner Allen Murray, 75, Toccoa
Mr. Verner Allen Murray age 75 of North Red Rock Road, Toccoa passed Friday February 9, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late Henry and Eva Pless Murray, ...

White

Rheba Alexander, 81, Cleveland
Mrs. Rheba Alexander, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. Mrs. Alexander was born to the late Newt and Emma Wooten Jackson.  She was a loving wif ...
Leonard Steve Smith, 58, Cleveland
Mr. Leonard Steve Smith, age 58, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. Mr. Smith was born in Gainesville the son of the late Alfred and Pauline Roach Smith.&nbs ...
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.