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Local Obits for Sun. May 13th, 2018

Habersham

Rhonda Ann Maney, 37, Alto
Rhonda Ann Maney, age 37, of Alto Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2018.   Ms. Maney was born on February 13, 1981 in Demorest, Georgia. She was of the ...

Hall

Ben Horace Martin, 81, Oakwood
Mr. Ben Horace Martin, age 81, of Oakwood passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Funeral Service wil ...
Helen Duncan, 78, Gainesville
Helen Duncan, 78 of Gainesville passed away Saturday May 12, 2018. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Cremat ...
James Charles "Jim" Hudgens, 85, Gainesville
James Charles "Jim" Hudgins, 85 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 13, 2018 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday May 17, 2018 at the Northlake Bapti ...
James Charles "Jim" Hudgins, 85, Gainesville
James Charles "Jim" Hudgins, 85 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 13, 2018. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Hudgins was the son of the late Charlie and Cla ...

Other

Kenneth Lewis Lumpkin, 71, Chamblee
Kenneth Lewis Lumpkin, age 71, of Chamblee, GA, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Northwoods/Evergreen Assisted Living Center in Dahlonega, GA, where he had resided since 20 ...

Stephens

Perry Anthony Smith, 55, Toccoa
Mr. Perry Anthony Smith, age 55 of 254 Walnut Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Hardy T. Smith and Vivian Simmons Smit ...
Mrs. Karan Elaine Rudeseal Zanko, age 55 of 61 Andrews Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Wilburn and Ellen Weaver Rudeseal ...
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.