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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 9th, 2018

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Robert Gerald Clack, 71, Winder
Robert Gerald Clack, age 71, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018.  The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Ho ...

Dawson

Willie Marie Butler, 88, Dawsonville
Willie Marie Butler, 88, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, August 9, 2018.  She was born to the late Charles and Mary Green.  She wa ...
Andrew D. Croft, 69, Dawsonville
Mr. Andrew D. Croft Jr, 69 of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on August 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife Lillie Falany Croft. Visitation will be on Monday August 13, 2018 fr ...

Gwinnett

Stacey L. Weatherford, 49, Suwanee
Mr. Stacey Lamont Weatherford, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 49 years old. Stacey was of the Baptist faith, and was greeted on the other side by his ...

Habersham

  Charlotte McConnell Carver, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Mrs. Carver was born on May 22, 1922 in Franklin, North Carolina to t ...

Hall

Patsy Ione Baum, 82, Gainesville
Patsy Ione Baum, age 82 of Gainesville passed away Thursday August 9, 2018. Ms. Baum was born in Hall County to the late Virgil Smith and Lois Gaines Smith. She was a homemaker ...
Rhonda Carol Waltz, 53, Gainesville
Rhonda Carol Waltz, 53, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday ...

Jackson

Bobby Hugh Simonds, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Bobby Hugh Simonds, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Simonds was born in Dawsonville to the late Pau ...

Other

Julian Orean Wright, 82, Barnesville
Julian Orean Wright, age 82, of Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Mr. Wright was born September 27, 1935 in Douglas County, Georgia to the late John ...

Stephens

Eddie Faye Reed, 74, Martin
Eddie Faye Reed, age 74, of Martin, GA, passed away from an extended illness on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Born February 27, 1944 in Winder, GA, she was a daughter of the late E ...

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Dustin W. Mobley, 17, Cleveland
Dustin W. Mobley, age 17, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018. Dustin was born in Lumpkin County.  He loved bicycling, hiking, camping, and cooking at home. ...
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.