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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 28th, 2018

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Troy Randall Spinks, 72, Winder
Troy Randall Spinks, age 72, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawson funeralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Gene William Robinson, 80, Gainesville
Gene William Robinson, 80, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a ...
Mildred V. Smith, 80, Flowery Branch
Mildred V. Smith, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...
Roger R van Rekom, 85, Crossville, Tenn., formerly Gainesville
Roger R van Rekom, 85, of Crossville TN formerly of Gainesville passed away June 30, 2018. Having donated his body to Meharry Medical College, a Private Memorial service will be ...

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Mary F. Carter, 60, Jefferson
Mary F. Carter, age 60, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. Survivors include her husband Charles Carter; son Junior Carter and wife Tanuly and children Brooklynn and ...
Memorial services for Dianne Bohannon Shelton, age 67 of Talmo will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Shelton officiating. ...

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Frank Herbert North, 89, Canton
Frank Herbert North, 89, of Canton passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. A member of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Mr. Nor ...
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.