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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 8th, 2018

Forsyth

Jeffrey Patrick Bellinger, 68, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018.   He was born on October 24, 1949, the son of George Edward and Barbara Jane Patter ...
Tina Witherow Grizzle, 53, Cumming
Tina Witherow Grizzle, 53, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. She was born on December 22, 1964 in Cumming, GA the daughter of Robert and Shirley Witherow wh ...

Gwinnett

Frank M. Matra, 84, Dacula
Frank M. Matra, a retired Construction Manager at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant for Con Edison, New York died Thursday, March 8 at his home in Dacula, Georgia. He was eighty?fou ...
Sherwood Arlen Hall, 63, Lawrenceville
Sherwood Arlen Hall, 63, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Born on August 17, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN he was the son of Sherwood A. and Henrietta K. H ...
James L. Knighton, Jr, 88, Buford
James L. Knighton, Jr., age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred C. Knighton; and son, William David Knighton. He ...

Hall

Modelle Lorene Rich, 83, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday March 11, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Modelle Lorene Rich, age 83 of Gainesville. The Rev. Wayne Norris will o ...

Jackson

Steven David Howington, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Steven David Howington, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Mr. Howington was born in Co ...

Lumpkin

Robert Russell Stowers Sr, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Russell Stowers, Sr., age 78, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018. Mr. Stowers was born in Lumpkin County on February 27, 1940 to the late Hayne and ...
Mark Richard Yaegle, 62, Dahlonega
Mark Richard Yaegle, 62, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday March 8, 2018 at his residence. Born October 23, 1955 in Warren, Pennsylvania to the late Richard and Margaret Yaegle, ...
  Joyce "Faye" Whelchel Abercrombie age 82 of Dahlonega passed away on March 8, 2018 following an extended illness. Faye was born September 23, 1935.  She wa ...

Stephens

Joseph F. Youg, 44, Toccoa
Joseph F. Young: Toccoa, Georgia   Mr. Joseph Francis Young, age 44, of Julia Court in Toccoa passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in ...
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.