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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 7th, 2018

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Alice Marie King, 73, Winder
Alice Marie King, age 73, of Winder passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She loved antiquing and putting puzzles together. Alice was a member of Hebron Baptist Chur ...

Forsyth

Arter Watkins, 84, Cumming
Arter Watkins, age 84, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church where he attended the Super Seniors Group and The Seekers S ...

Gwinnett

Ruth C. Godson, 91, Buford
Ruth C. Godson, 91, of Buford, Georgia, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at her home  surrounded by those she loved. Born in Fairburn, Georgia, Mrs. Godson was th ...

Habersham

Rev. James Harvey Franklin passed away on March 7, 2018 at his home in Clarkesville, GA.  James was born in Bessemer, Alabama to the late Harvey and Jeannie Franklin on Apr ...
Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell, 88, Cornelia
Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell, age 88 of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Born in Carnesville, Georgia on February 12, 1930, he was a son of the late ...

Hall

Mildred Joyce Simmons, 91 of Lula, Ga. passed away on March 7, 2018 as a result of an extended illness.  Mrs. Simmons was a graduate of Lula High School.  She graduat ...
Bernice Grizzle Bruce, 92, Gainesville
Bernice Bruce, 92, passed away peacefully at home March 7th after a brief encounter with cancer and her decision to go be with God instead.   Bernice found great joy in life ...
Edna Ruth Gilstrap, 91, Oakwood
Mrs. Edna Ruth Gilstrap, age 91, of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel o ...

Lumpkin

Stella Faye Fortner, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Stella Faye Fortner, age 87, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 with her two daughters by her side.   Mrs. Fortner was a native ...

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Charles Cowart, 83, Alpharetta
Charles Cowart, age 83, of Piedmont, SC, formerly of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was a member of Alpharetta First Baptist Church and later beca ...
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.