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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 23rd, 2015

Forsyth

Raymond Lester Wells, 81, Cumming
Raymond Lester Wells, age 81, of Cumming passed away Monday, November 23, 2015.  Mr. Wells was an Eagle Scout and a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a graduate of Northeastern ...

Habersham

Barney Smith, 86, Baldwin
Barney Smith, age 86, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015. He was born in Greensboro, GA on July 8, 1929 to the late Arthur and Lona Sexton Smith. He atte ...
Melissa Starr Stoker Bratcher, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 22.    Melissa was born and raised in Thomasville, NC. She attended Thomasvill ...
Barbara Jo Sanders Butts, 65, Clarkesville
Barbara Jo Sanders Butts Celebration of life services for Barbara Jo Sanders Butts, age 65, of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from the Hills ...
Jesse Harvey Kinney, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jesse Harvey Kinney, age 84, of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Tim Holcomb ...
George Randolph McEntire, 82, Cornelia
George Randolph McEntire, age 82 of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 23, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Born in the Habersha ...
Treelis Ward Stonecypher, 77, Cornelia
Treelis Ward Stonecypher, age 77 of Cornelia passed away November 23, 2015 following a brief illness.  Born in Habersham County on June 27, 1938, Mrs. Stonecypher was the d ...

Hall

Deborah Roper Adams, 60, Gainesville
Deborah Roper Adams passed into the Lord's hands early Monday morning, the Autumn sky clear and starlit. At 3:15 a.m. on November 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, she ...
Vivian W. Ash passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 following an extended illness. Born on August 31, 1923 she was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  Vivian was the ...
Richard D. Baylis, 77, Flowery Branch
Richard D. Baylis, 77, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday November 22, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, GA 30501 ...
Freida Elizabeth Chambers, Flowery Branch
Freida Elizabeth Chambers, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 in the chapel o ...
Tim Jackson Douglas, 75, Oakwood
Mr. Tim Jackson Douglas, age 75 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     & ...
Msasie Lee Patterson, 77, Flowery Branch
Massie Lee Patterson age 77 of Flowery Branch passed away Monday. Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday November 25, 2015 War's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home 758 ...
Velia Remes, 42, Louisiana
Velia Remes, age 42, of Louisiana passed away Monday, November 23, 2015.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Funeral ...
Robert L. (Tiny) Rich, 50, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday November 27, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Robert L. “Tiny” Rich, age 50 of Oakwood. The Rev. Tony Neal ...

Other

Edward James Foye, Sr, 83, Alpharetta
Edward James Foye, Sr., 83, of Alpharetta, GA died on November 23, 2015.  Born in Bronx, NY he was the son of the late Michael and Anne Foy.  His beloved wife, Kathleen, ...
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.