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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 9th, 2018

Dawson

Richard Lee Koller, 76, Dawsonville
Richard L. Koller of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully on April 9th, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was the loving husband of his wife of 57 years, B ...

Gwinnett

Jerry Nellson Douglass, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nell Douglass; and brother, Bill Douglass. ...
Charles Edward Eubanks, 87, Sugar Hill
Charles Edward Eubanks, age 87, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Nichols Eubanks; sons, William Lloyd Eubanks, ...
Mr. Elmer T. Upchurch, Jr., age 90 of Dacula, GA, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...

Habersham

Martha Bird Garrison, 101, Clarkesville
Miss Martha Bird Garrison of Clarkesville, GA  passed away on April 9, 2018, just 23 days shy of her 102nd birthday. Miss Garrison was born on May 2, 1916 in Chester S.C. ...

Hall

James Carson Easterday, 85, Gainesville
James Carson Easterday, 85 of Gainesville passed away Monday April 9, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Easterday was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and served in the United ...
  Marilyn Woodberry Brown McCarver passed away April 9, 2018 at the age of 91 after a wonderful life. Born in Washington DC, a self described army brat, to the late Brig ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Lee “Jennie” Bailey Parrott, age 61 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, April 9, 2018.  Mrs. ...

Stephens

Eugene Corpening, 81, Toccoa
Mr. Eugene Corpening, age 81, of Davidson Cove Lane in Toccoa passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at the home. A son of the late Robert and Thelma Greenwood Corpening, he was born ...
Terry Lynn Sellers, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Terry Lynn Sellers, age 59, of Ward Circle in Toccoa passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. A son of the Sally Payne Selle ...

White

Vickie Mae Arrowood, 62, Cleveland
Vickie Mae Arrowood, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. Ms. Arrowood was born on September 16, 1955, in Habersham County, to Leoner D. Butler and the lat ...
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.