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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 17th, 2018

Forsyth

Walter Eugene Smith, 82, Cumming
Walter Eugene Smith, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Walter was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. He retired from General Motors in Doraville in ...

Habersham

Elizabeth McEntire Cook, age 81 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Born on March 31, 1937 in Demorest, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Vivian Ed ...
  Roy Dale Savage, Jr. (Dale), age 30 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Born on March 4, 1988 in Demorest, he was a son of Roy Dale, Sr. and Lisa Marquitt Bu ...

Hall

Mona Lee Brooks, 77, Gainesville
 Ms. Mona Lee Brooks, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at her residence following a sudden illness. Memorial services to be held at a later dat ...
Mary Sue Phillips Sterling, 87, Gainesville
Mary Sue Phillips Sterling, 87, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of College Park, GA passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Mrs. Sterling was preceded in death by her husband of 60 ...

Stephens

Claudine Jamison Bell, 74, Toccoa
Mrs. Claudine Jamison Bell, age 74 of 72 Oakway Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Claude Terrell Jamison ...
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.