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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 17th, 2015

Banks

Mrs. Patricia Mary Galloway, age 83 of Homer died Saturday, October 17, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Galloway was born in Marenisco, MI to the late, Edward and Evelyn Lund Lil ...

Habersham

Linda Ferguson Amos, 73, Cornelia
Linda Ferguson Amos, age 73, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Habersham Home West following an extended illness. Mrs. Amos was born on March 4, ...
Joe Clarence Gomez, 95, Clarkesville
Joe Clarence Gomez, age 95, Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at a local area hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Gomez was born in Iowa o ...

Hall

Michael Anthony Browning, 45, Gainesville
Michael Anthony Browning, 45, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Landmark Hospital in Athens.          &nbs ...
Mary Pauline “Polly” Newton Hester, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Oxton Place.         &nb ...
Matt Martin, 29, Gainesville
  Mr. Matt Martin, age 29, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Virginia.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Octobe ...
Jennifer Nish, age 54, flew into our Lord and Savior’s arms on Saturday October 17th 2015.  The only people she loved more were her daughters Joy and Jordyn. Memorial ...
Phat Tran, 79, Gainesville
Phat Tran, 79, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, September 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.            &n ...

Jackson

Brandon Lamar Lay, 34, Hoschton
Brandon Lamar Lay, age 34, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015.  No services will be held at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30 ...

Lumpkin

Brenda Lavader Sutton, 67, Dahlonega
Brenda Lavader Sutton, 67, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.B. and Voncile Manus; brothers, Jerry and Wesley Manu ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Emmett Louis “Pete” Rohme, age 74 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, October 17, 2015.  Mr. Rohme was ...
Tom Seeley, 77, Carnesville
Mr. Tom Seeley age 77 of Carnesville died Saturday, October 17, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Seeley was born in Jefferson to the late, Tom Seeley and Hattie Long Seeley Bennett ...

Stephens

Jerry Lewis Brock, 74, Martin
Mr. Jerry Lewis Brock, age 74, of Gumlog Road, Martin, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at his home.    A son of the late Boyd Lewis and Vera Watson ...
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.