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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 15th, 2018

Banks

Jackie Ann Hudson, 61, Commerce
  Ms. Jackie Ann Hudson, age 61, of Commerce died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Ms. Hudson was born in Commerce to Annie Ruth Stockton ...
Nolan E. Ragsdale, 96, Homer
Nolan E. Ragsdale, age 96, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Mr. Ragsdale was born on October 21, 1921, in Banks County, Georgia; a son of the late Thoma ...

Gwinnett

Felix H Hayes, 74, Lawrenceville
Mr. Felix H Hayes (Phil) age 74, of Lawrenceville passed away on Sunday, April 15th. Phil is survived by Mable L. Hayes his wife of 53 years; daughter, Tammy Hayes; grandchildre ...
Alex Gabriel Quinonez-Giron, 39, Lawrenceville
Alex Gabriel Quinonez-Giron, age 39, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Ismael Quinonez. He is survived by his moth ...
Stacey Tonette Tibbitts, 41, Marble Hill
Stacey Tonette Tibbitts, age 41, of Marble Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Edward “George” Tibbitts, Marble Hil ...

Habersham

Robert Woodrow “Bob” Stephenson, age 101, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Mr. Stephenson was born on March 5, 1917, in ...
David William Armour went to his Heavenly Home on April 15, 2018.  David was born in Hall County on May 8, 1937. He was a son of the late Taft and Leler Bell Armour. He was ...

Hall

Joanne Frierson, 87, Gainesville
Joanne Frierson, 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018. As a native Gainesvillian, Joanne attended Candler Street School, Gainesville High School, a ...

Jackson

Pamela E. Siragusa, 66, Commerce
Mrs. Pamela E. Siragusa, age 66, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Siragusa was born in Buffalo, NY to the late Howard and ...

Lumpkin

Violet Flora Barrett, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Violet Flora Barrett, age 90, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. She has now gone home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Violet was born in Cartersvil ...

Other

Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Martin, 76, of Douglasville passed away Sunday April 15, 2018. Born October 17, 1941 in Dawson County to the late Frank and Mary Bruce, she had ...
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.