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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 12th, 2018

Gwinnett

Stanley Charles St. Francis, 78, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born on August 8, 1940 in Long Island, NY, the son of Louis and Ida St. Francis w ...
Carolyn Ann Talbot, 78, Dacula
Carolyn Ann Talbot, age 78 of Dacula, GA, died Thursday, April 12, 2018.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...
Roger Edwin Floyd, 86, Buford
Roger Edwin Floyd, age 86 of Buford, GA died Wednesday, April 11, 2018. A funeral service will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Dann ...

Hall

William Carley Puckett, 84, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday April 14, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for William Carley Puckett, age 84 of Gainesville. The Rev. Bradley Ellio ...
Eudora Doan Rowe, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Eudora Doan Rowe, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away on April 12, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, ...

Jackson

David Darvis, 75, Hoschton
David Darvis, age 75, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018.   A Memorial Service is scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Chestnut Mountain ...
Lillian Hilda Bond Wynn, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Lillian Hilda Bond Wynn, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Mrs. Wynn was born in Commerce to the late Alvin and Wildred Williamson Bond.  She w ...

White

Rev. Hoyt A. Allen, 84, Decatur, formerly of Cleveland
Hoyt A. Allen died peacefully in the early morning of April 12, 2018. He was the son of George and Nellie Mae Allen. One of six siblings, Hoyt was preceded in death by his pare ...
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.