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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 23rd, 2018

Banks

Toni Watterson Herbert, 59, Gillsville
Toni Watterson Herbert, age 59, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Mrs. Herbert was born on September 15, 1959, in Eustis, Florida, to the late P ...

Dawson

Douglas E. “Doug” Darlow, Sr., 73, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 23, 2018 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born in Miami, Flo ...

Habersham

Kirk Hamilton Davis, Jr., 94, Clarkesville
Kirk Hamilton Davis, Jr., age 94, passed away on September 23, 2018.  Kirk, also known as K.H., was born on September 28, 1923 to Kirk Davis, Sr and Belle Sutton Davis of Clar ...

Hall

Barbara P. Cox, 86, Gainesville
Barbara P. Cox, age 86 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018. Mrs. Cox was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be mi ...
Mary Owen Butler, 94, Gainesville
  Mary Owen Butler, age 94, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, O.L. “Whitey& ...
Hubert J. Deaton, Jr., 91, Gainesville
  The family of Hubert J. Deaton, Jr. regrets to announce his passing after a lengthy illness.  He died in Gainesville, GA, in his 91st year. “Gainesville boy ...

Stephens

Betty Doster Hartis, 89, Martin
Mrs. Betty Doster Hartis, age 89 of Waters Edge, Martin, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Jacksonville, North Carolina. A daughter of the late Thomas Roland and ...

White

Clovis Albert Brown, 67, Cleveland
Clovis Albert Brown, age 67, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018. Mr. Brown was born in Royston, Georgia to the late Eppie Albert and Carrie Hayes Brown.  ...
Jeffrey "Jeff" Grindle, 44, Cleveland
Jeffrey "Jeff" Grindle, age 44 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on September 23, 2018. Jeff was born on October 15, 1973 to Dorothy (Graham) Beard and the late Harold Gr ...
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.