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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 24th, 2015

Habersham

Agnes Kelly Ramsey, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral service for Agnes Kelly Ramsey, 85, of Clarkesville is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28 at 11:00, at Clarkesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jan Devereaux and &n ...

Hall

Captain Willard “Bill” Abraham, 96, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away November 24, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 5 at Trini ...
Willard Abraham, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Willard Abraham of Gainesville. Mr. Abraham passed away Tuesday November 24, 2015.   Arrangements will be announced by ...
Benjamin Waldrop Hardin, Sr, 81, Gainesville
Benjamin Waldrop Hardin, Sr., age 81, of Gainesville, GA, and formerly of Boone, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Hardin was born an ...
Etta Eolene Woody Turk, 92, Braselton
Etta Eolene Woody Turk, 92, of Braselton passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at her residence.             &nbs ...
                 Donald (Don) Gene Wolfe, 84, of Oakwood passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at ...

Lumpkin

Lemuel Benjamin “Ben” Adams, Jr., 57, of Dahlonega, GA died on November 24, 2015 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late Lemuel Be ...

Other

Robert S. “Bobby” Shepard, 84, formerly of Big Canoe, GA died on November 24, 2015.  Born in Caile, MS he was the son of the late Robert Paul and Emma Estelle (Win ...
Minnie Lois D. Williams, 84, Mauldin, SC
Minnie Lois D. Williams, age 84 of Mauldin, SC passed away Tuesday November 24, 2015.   Mrs. Williams was the daughter of the late J.M. and Willie Mae Abernathy David an ...

White

Marie Allen McCord, 95, Sautee Nacoochee
Marie Allen McCord, age 95, of Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Mrs. McCord was a homemaker and attended First Presbyterian Church ...
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.