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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 19th, 2015

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Holly Yevonne Blount McLaughlin, age 49, of Winder passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015.  Survivors include her mother Loretta Blount; daughters Tabitha Ledbetter and fianc ...

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Janet McKenzie, 76, Cumming
Janet McKenzie, age 76, of Cumming, GA passed away on November 19 of complications from a valiant 16-year battle with Multiple Myeloma.  Janet was born May 23, 1939 to Earl Sr ...

Habersham

Troy Clifford Beck, 78, Mt. Airy
Troy Clifford Beck, age 78 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on May 7, 1937, Troy was a son of the late ...
Nettie Ben Wilmont Cash, 90, Mt. Airy
Nettie Ben Wilmot Cash, age 90, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Mrs. Cash was born on September 16, 1925, in Thomasville, North Carolina, to th ...
Mary (Lafon) Hooten Spencer, 99, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary “Lafon” Hooten Spencer, age 99, of Clarkesville will be held graveside on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Jackson City Cemeter ...
Buddy Stewart, 82, Norman, Oklahoma formerly of Clarkesville
Buddy Tom Stewart, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away November 19, 2015, at the age of 82. He was born December 23, 1932, in Clarkesville, Georgia to Virgil Lee and Effie Mae (Wheeler ...

Hall

Leon Paul Aleksandrowicz, 58, Gainesville
Leon Paul Aleksandrowicz, 58, of Gainesville, GA died at his home on November 19, 2015.  Born in New Haven, CT he was the son of the late Leon Aleksandrowicz and Irene Alexand ...
Ethel Mae McKeehan Huro, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Ethel Mae McKeehan Huro, 88 of Gainesville died Thursday November 19, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Sweetwater, TN., on February 13, 1928, she ...

Jackson

Morgyn Faith Bowles, infant daughter of Brian Paul and Edna Elrod Bowles of Commerce, GA died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  She was preceded ...
Jerry Lynn Ellis, 65, Jefferson
Jerry Lynn Ellis, age 65, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015.  He is survived by his son Joey Ellis; daughter April Martin and husband Chuck; and 4 grandchil ...
William John Trimble Jr., 17, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of William John Trimble Jr., age 17, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015. William was born in Orange, California, a ...
Robert J. Tucker, 85, Commerce
Mr. Robert J. Tucker, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Mr. Tucker was born in Daytona Beach, FL to the late Lott M. and Al ...

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Kayla Elaine Lewis Reid, 32, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Kayla Elaine Lewis Reid, age 32 of Cleveland. Kayla passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015 at her residence followi ...
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.