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Local Obits for Thu. May 10th, 2018

Forsyth

James Oren Hamby, 83, Cumming
James Oren Hamby, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior May 10, 2018 after an extended illness.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.&nbs ...

Gwinnett

            George R. Moore, Jr., passed away on May 10th, 2018, in Buford, Georgia. Visitation will be held at Flanigan&rsqu ...

Jackson

Faye Edmonds Spencer, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Edmonds Spencer, age 83 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Mrs. Spencer was born in Valdo ...

Stephens

Jerry Aaron Simmons, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Jerry Aaron Simmons age 80 of 200 North Currahee Lane, Toccoa passed away Thursday May 10, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late W.A. “Gus” and Mildred Single ...

White

Alton Artis Wofford, 82, Cleveland
Alton Artis Wofford, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Mr. Wofford was born on March 12, 1936, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Oliver and Elvie Tho ...
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.