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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 24th, 2019

Habersham

Mark Dalton, 53, Demorest
Mark Dalton, age 53, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 30, 2019 at Whitfield Funeral Hom ...

Hall

Nancy Sue Shuler, 68, Gainesville
Ms. Nancy Sue Shuler age 68 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Saturday August 24, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Memorial services ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Phyllis Ruth Patchen Staples, age 87 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, August 24, 2019.  Mrs. Staples was bo ...

Other

Dan W. Greene, 68, Carnesville
Dan W. Greene, age 68, of Carnesville, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Bernice Greene and bro ...
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.