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Local Obits for Thu. May 24th, 2018

Dawson

Modean Hester, 81, Dawsonville
Mrs. Modean Hester, 81, of Dawsonville (Lumpkin County) passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Modean was born May 16, 1937 in Gilmer County to par ...

Forsyth

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, born March 17, 1929 and raised in Clifton, New Jersey, predeceased by husband of 48 years, Arthur Provan, and resident of C ...

Habersham

Barbara Ann Harding Woodall, 80, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Barbara Ann Harding Woodall, age 80 of Clarkesville will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, May 25, 2018 at Tallulah Falls United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev ...

Hall

Delorise Marie Stephens Smith, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday ...

Jackson

Dumitru Cristea, 76, Jefferson
Dumitru Cristea, age 76 of Jefferson, GA, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Me ...
Frances Aleen Neisler, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Frances Aleen Neisler, age 90, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  She was born in Jackson County to the late Andrew and A ...

Lumpkin

Irene M. Grimm, 103, Dahlonega
Ms. Irene M. Grimm, 103, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Gold City in Dahlonega. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Arli ...

Stephens

Kay Cook Richardson, 54, Toccoa
Kay Cook Richardson, age 54, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Ms. Richardson was born on November 13, 1963 in Malone, New York. She was preceded in dea ...
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.