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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 6th, 2018

Dawson

Houston LaGuinn Miers, 88, Dawsonville
Houston LaGuinn Miers, Sr, 88 of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Gold City Convalescent Center, Dahlonega, GA with his family by his side.  H ...

Gwinnett

Louise Eidson, 67, Buford
Louise Eidson, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by parents, Buddy and Blanche Tipton. Mrs. Eidson is survived by her husband of for ...

Habersham

Robert Houston “Bob” Bell, age 101 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. Born on April 17, 1917 in Habersham County, he was a son of the late John Wesley an ...
Patricia Joanne Foster, 72, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Patricia Joanne Lowe Foster, age 72 of Mt. Airy, will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with interment to follow the service ...
Bill Hogsed, 64, Cornelia
  Bill Hogsed, age 64 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. Born in Habersham County on September 13, 1953, he was the son of the late Walter and Merlene Mul ...

Hall

Jamie Lynn Autry, 71, Gainesville
Janie Lynn Autry, 71, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 4 ...
Funeral services will be held for Wilma Tankersley Peck Chapman, age, 94 of Clermont, Sunday July 8 at 2:00 p.m. in New Bridge Baptist Church. Interment will follow in New Bridge B ...

Lumpkin

John Lausman, 92, Dahlonega
Mr. John Lausman, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully Friday, July 6, 2018.  His wife and daughter were by his side along with the loving care of Gardens of Gainesvill ...
Mr. Joseph “Joe” Angelo Chiero Jr., age 56, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Joe was born in Ne ...
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.