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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 7th, 2019

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Joan Ann Frey, 88, Cumming
Joan Ann Frey, age 88, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Easton, MD, passes away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, David Fre ...

Habersham

Michael Claude Colston, 69, Baldwin
Michael Claude Colston, age 69 of Baldwin, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 12, 1949 to the late Claude and Estelle Dixon Cols ...

Hall

Don Carter, 86, Gainesville
D­­onald J. Carter, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away quietly on February 7th, 2019. A Gainesville resident for over 70 years, Don loved his community, his family, a ...
James Jackson “Jack” Hough, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born July 19, 1945 in Decatur, Alabama. Jack graduated with a degree in accounting from the ...
Robert Daniel Johnson, 90, Gainesville
Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday February 10, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery for Robert Daniel Johnson, 90, of Gainesville. Rev. Steve Baker will officiate. The fa ...

Jackson

Davis Roberts Sr, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Davis Roberts, age 83 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Mr. Roberts was born in Pendergra ...

Other

Funeral services will be held Monday February 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Roy Lee “CatPal” Maney, 76, of Colbert. Rev. Robert ...

Rabun

Dennis Paul Shell, 63, Lakemont, Ga.
Dennis Paul Shell, age 63, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away on February 7, 2019. Paul was born the son of the late Byron B. Shell and Belle L. Shell Ruffin, on September 26, 1 ...
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.