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Local Obits for Tue. May 15th, 2018

Banks

William Nation, 65, Homer
William Nation, age 65 of Homer, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born in Jackson County, Georgia on May 15, 1953, he was a son of Mary Frances Garrett Nation of Homer and ...
Ivan Winfred Pruitt, 96, Maysville
Ivan Winfred Pruitt, age 96 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   Born on January 10, 1922 in Cumming, GA, he was the widower of Nan Buffington Pruitt. M ...

Barrow

Brenda Roberts Skinner, 66, Bethlehem
Brenda Roberts Skinner, age 66, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Zettie Roberts; daughter, Angela “Angie&rdq ...
Linda Vixen Motes, 68, Winder
Linda Vixen Motes, age 68, of Winder passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Survivors include her husband Jerry Motes; son Alex B. Lane and wife Carol; stepson Joseph Lee Motes and wif ...

Gwinnett

Hal Crawford, 91, Lawrenceville
Hal Crawford, age 91, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, formerly of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Mr. Crawford was born on December 29, 1926, in Chip ...

Habersham

Phyllis J. Ross, Clarkesville
Phyllis J. Ross of Clarkesville, GA, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2018 at home, surrounded by her devoted family.  Phyllis, the oldest of two girls, was born on Novembe ...

Hall

Mary Helen Roop Hosch, 103, Gainesville
Mary Helen Roop Hosch, 103, of Gainesville, Georgia, died on May 15, 2018, at her home in Lanier Village Estates of Gainesville.  She was the widow of Hugh W. Hosch, Sr., of G ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Rose Patterson, age 51, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her residence. Maggie was born in Gordon County on July 15, 1966. S ...
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.