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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 24th, 2018

Forsyth

Timothy Wayne Staggs, 55, Cumming
Timothy Wayne Staggs, 55, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 24, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm at the McDonald and Son Funera ...

Gwinnett

Robert Tinsley Catron Jr., age 83, passed away in his sleep at his home in Buford, GA March 24, 2018. Bobby was born in Atlanta,  Ga. in 1934. He was the son of the late Ro ...
Sperjohn Hudson, 72, Suwanee
Sperjohn Hudson, age 72 of Suwanee, GA, died suddenly Saturday, March 24, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the First Pentecostal Church o ...
Shirley Prince Wiley, 71, Buford
Shirley Prince Wiley, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, William “Randy” Wiley ...
Jor Ryder, 85, Buford
Joe Ryder, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-six years, Barbara Banks Ryder; son, Michael Ryder; daug ...
Patricia Sacks, 79, Norcross
  Patricia Sacks, age 79, of Norcross, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Amaline Riley; and son, Michael Sack ...

Habersham

Thomas Gerald Goodwin, 82, Clarkesville
Thomas Gerald Goodwin, age 82 of Clarkesville, Georgia and formerly of Niceville, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Born in Niceville, Florida on February 03, 19 ...

Hall

Frank Ayers, 82, Lula
Mr. Frank Ayers, 82, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, ...
Mary Nell Carder, 86, Gainesville
Mary Nell Carder 86 of Murrayville Georgia passed away Saturday March 24 2018. A graveside service will be held at 11 am Tuesday March 27 at the Murrayville Congregational Holiness ...
Delmar "Leon" Maloch, 72, Gainesville
Delmar "Leon" Maloch, age 72, of Gainesville went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...

Lumpkin

Walter Gary Ravan, 72, Dahlonega
Walter Gary Ravan, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on March 24, 2018 following an extended illness.  Gary was a long time resident of Lumpkin County. Gary is preceded in d ...

Other

Lester Meeks, 81, Smyrna
Lester Meeks, ago 81 of Smyrna, passed away on March 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on March 28, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Rev. Ralph Smith ...

Stephens

Fred Jackson Murray, 99, Toccoa
Mr. Fred Jackson Murray age 99 of Persimmon Street, Toccoa passed away Saturday March 24, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Luther Jackson Murray and Lela Whitfield ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.