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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 18th, 2018


Maria D. Potter, 50, Braselton
Maria D. Potter, age 50, of Braselton, GA passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018. She is survived by her children, Ashley Hoyos, Braselton, GA, Josúe Potter, Buford, GA, Jona ...


Wendy Jaimes, 27, Gainesville
Wendy Jaimes, 27, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Lake Mary, FL. from injuries in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sun ...
Otis Dean "Pop" Cooper, 89, Flowery Branch
Otis Dean "Pop" Cooper, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. He retired from Gainesville College. He loved woodworking, gardening, and playing gu ...
Diana Almazan Jaimes, 20, Gainesville
Diana Almazan Jaimes, 20, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Lake Mary, FL. from injuries in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m ...


John F. Schulte, 84, Hoschton
John F. Schulte, age 84, of Hoschton passed from life on Sunday, March 18, 2018.  The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Lawson Funera ...


Deborah Elaine Peppers, 56, Cleveland
Deborah Elaine Peppers, 56, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, ...
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.