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Local Obits for Mon. May 7th, 2018

Dawson

Janice W. Powell, 70, Dawsonville
Janice W. Powell, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 7, 2018 at her residence. Born February 16, 1948 in Pickens County to the late Alvin and Myrtis Ray, she lived most o ...

Gwinnett

Wayne Arnold Ballew, Sugar Hill
Wayne Arnold Ballew of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away at his home on Pass Court Monday night May 7, 2018. Mr. Ballew is a lifelong resident of Sugar Hill, Georgia, and a 1967 grad ...

Habersham

Annetta “Ann” Alexander, age 74 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018. Mrs. Alexander was born on January 22, 1944, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Newt ...

Lumpkin

Teresa Ann Rider Karn, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Teresa Ann Rider Karn, age 63 of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at her daughter’s residence, with her family by her side, following an extended illness. &n ...

Stephens

Mrs. Johnnie Sue Crawford Randall, age 75 of Terrell Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late John Buf ...

White

Matthew G. Major, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Matthew G. Major, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018.   Mr. Major was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Matthew and Barbara Nestich Major.&nbs ...
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.