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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 10th, 2015

Gwinnett

Demie Hilley Rumsey, 83, Buford
Mrs. Demie Hilley Rumsey, age 83 of 2325 Morgans Run Court, Buford, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Inman and E ...

Habersham

Tommy Barnes, 68, Toccoa
Tommy Barnes, age 68, of Toccoa, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, following an extended illness.  Mr. Barnes was born on July 10, 1947, i ...
Ethelene Sears Stroud, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ethelene Sears Stroud, age 87, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 2:00 pm from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Burial will ...

Hall

Mildred Garrison, 82, Gillsville
  Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mildred Garrison, age 82, of Gillsville. Rev. Bradley Elli ...
Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, of Gainesville died Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Crisp County, Mrs. Ca ...

Jackson

Mike Patterson, 54, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mike Patterson, age 54 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 8, 2015.  Mr. Patterson was born in Winder, ...

Rabun

Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, Mountain City
  Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, of Mountain City, passed away October 10th after a brief illness. Born January 7th 1933 to Bowden and Marie Coffee Welborn in the Germany Mo ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.