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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 18th, 2018

Banks

Timothy Riley Broome, 12, Maysville
Timothy Riley Broome, 12, of Maysville, GA passed away February 18, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...

Hall

Glenn Satterfield, 93, Gainesville
Glenn Satterfield, 93 of Gainesville passed away Sunday February 18, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Lumpkin County, Mr. Satterfield had lived in Hall Coun ...
Barbara Ann Thur, 72, Gainesville
Barbara Ann Thur, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesvil ...
Mary T. White, 88, Clermont
Mrs. Mary T. White, 88, of Clermont, died Sunday February 18, 2018. Little & Davenport Funeral Home.

Lumpkin

Paul Phillip Pettyjohn, 53, Dahlonega
Mr. Paul Phillip Pettyjohn, age 53, of Dahlonega passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Paul was born January 11, 1965 in Duluth, ...
Leonard Vince Wood, 60, Dahlonega
Mr. Leonard Vince Wood, age 60 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018.   Vince was born on August 10, 1957 to Allene Smith and the late Bill Wood. In addi ...
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.