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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 19th, 2015

Dawson

Noveleen Garner Butler, 83, Dawsonville
   Mrs. Noveleen Garner Butler, age 83 of Dawsonville, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness.      ...
Maureen Elizabeth Jeffers, 69, Dawsonville
Maureen Elizabeth Jeffers, 69, of Dawsonville, Ga, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at North East Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Ga. A Memorial Mass will be held on Th ...

Forsyth

Frank Sanders Sparkman, 73, Cumming
Frank Sanders Sparkman, 73 of Cumming died on Monday October 19, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday October 22, from 10am-2pm at the funeral home. Funeral services wil ...

Habersham

Betty Sue Robinson Hembree, age 74 of Alto, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at her residence. Born in Hall County on August 22, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Joe Dan ...
Teresa Pablo Tomas, 34, Alto
Teresa Pablo Tomas, age 34, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015. Graveside Services are scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Yonah Memo ...
Donald L. Wren, 81, Clarkesville
Donald L. Wrenn, age 81 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on October 18, 1934, he was a son of the late Clyde L. and Ali ...

Hall

John Dibeler, 91, Gainesville
John Dibeler, 91, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charg ...
Randy Lee Fair, 60, Gainesville
           Mr. Randy Lee Fair, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...
Norma Jean Ludwig, 76, Oakwood
Mrs. Norma Jean Ludwig, age 76, of Oakwood passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by family.   The family will receive friends 3:00 – 8: ...
Thomas Edwin McKinzey, 79, Flowery Branch
         Mr. Thomas Edwin McKinzey, age 79 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Willowood Nursing Home following an ...
Carolyn Jean Jacobs Wilson, 64, Charlotte, NC, formerly of Gainesville
Carolyn Jean Jacobs Wilson   Jean Wilson of Charlotte died Monday, October 19, after 64 years of an extraordinary life, punctuated by moments that illustrate her strong ...

Stephens

Juanita McCook Payne, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Juanita McCook Payne, age 82 of Toccoa passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Julian C. and Ethel Honea McCook, ...

White

Laverne Joyce Boyd, 76, Cleveland
Laverne Joyce Boyd, age 76 of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Monday October 19, 2015 at Pruitt Healthcare. Laverne was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 4, 1939 to the late Emil a ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.