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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 18th, 2018

Dawson

Errol Myron Carpenter, Jr, 90, Dawsonville
Errol Myron Carpenter, Jr., 90, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was born on October 24, 1927 in Providence, RI, the son of Errol Myron and Annie ...

Hall

Albert (Candler) Brady, 92, Murrayville
Mr. Albert (Candler) Brady, age 92 of Murrayville, entered into Heaven peacefully on April 18, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Memo ...
Cathy “Big Mama” Marie Erica Simmons Hancock, 46, of Gainesville passed away April 18, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:0 ...
Grady Myers, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Myers age 66 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.           Graves ...

Lumpkin

Mildred Nell Bisbee, 75, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Mildred Nell Bisbee, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Mildred was born in Lumpkin County on August 29, 1942 to the late Zed and Flo Bye ...
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.