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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 25th, 2018

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James P. Akers, 80, Auburn
James P. Akers, age 80, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-6 ...

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Matthew Dean Brewer, 35, Cumming
Matthew Dean Brewer, 35, of Cumming passed away on April 25, 2018. He is survived by his parents Rickey and Judy Brewer of Cumming, GA. Other relatives also survive. Visitati ...

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D. Harris Hughes, 83, Biloxi, Mississippi, formerly of Clarkesville
D. Harris Hughes, Sr, age 83, of Biloxi, Mississippi, formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr ...

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Millard Dean Millwood, 83, Gainesville
Millard Dean Millwood, 83, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in the Chapel of Me ...
Susan Renee Roebuck, 50, Murrayville
Susan Renee Roebuck, age 50 of Murrayville, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Mrs. Roebuck was born on July 2, 1967, in Buford, Georgia, to Boyce and Barbara Puckett Roe ...
Sidney Lanier 'Pop' Truelove, 84, Gainesville
Sidney Lanier "Pop" Truelove, 84 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday April 25, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Dawson County, Mr. Truelove had l ...

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Linda Dianne Tompkins, 72, Commerce
Linda Dianne Tompkins, age 72 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at her residence.   Born on September 18, 1945 in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of ...

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Betty Jean Faine Kellam, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty Jean Faine Kellam, age 88, of Dahlonega, formerly Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Betty Jean was born in Buncombe County, NC on May 31, 1929. She is ...

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Florence Teriaco, 89, Cleveland
Florence Teriaco, age 89, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funera ...
Stormie Rayne Trammell passed away on April 23, 2018. Stormie was born on April 15, 2018, in Habersham County, to Skyler Vandiver and Timothy Trammell.  She was preceded 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.