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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 1st, 2015

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Mary Ann Burgess, 39, Auburn
Mary Ann Burgess, age 39, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Mary Ann graduated from Shiloh High School and Berry College. Mary Ann loved her family and was a m ...

Dawson

Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, Dawsonville
Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015. Born January 21, 1938 in Dekalb County, he had lived in Dawson County since 2000 having moved from Fo ...

Forsyth

Geneva Jewell (Jean) Sosebee, age 77, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Mrs. Sosebee was a member of  Ridgeview Baptist Church and is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Ann Ray, 56, Dacula
Karen Ann Ray, age 56 of Dacula, GA died suddenly Friday, January 1, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Ch ...
  Mr. Ronald Paul “Ronnie” Evers, age 47, of Snellville, Georgia entered into rest December 1, 2015 at Eastside Medical Center.  Mr. Evers was a native of ...

Habersham

Aleck Sim Holbrooks, 63, Mt. Airy
Aleck Sim Holbrooks, age 63 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at his residence. Born in Habersham County on November 21, 1952, he was a son of Louise Smith Holb ...

Hall

Brian Patrick Kelly, 43, Gainesville
Brian Patrick Kelly, age 43, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.             Funeral services are scheduled for 2:3 ...

Lumpkin

Russell V. Zimmerman, Jr., 80, Dahlonega
Russell V. Zimmerman Jr., age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a sudden illness. Russ ...

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Allen D. Pirkle, 84, Alpharetta
  Allen D. Pirkle, age 84, of Alpharetta, GA., died December 1, 2015 after a brief illness. Mr. Pirkle is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Vaughan Pirkle; parents, Hargu ...
Vandora Crumley, 102, Anniston, Alabama
Vandora Black Crumley passed away peacefully at home in Anniston, Alabama on December 1, 2015 at the age of 102. She was born on November 3, 1913 to John and Amanda (Saine) Black i ...
Timothy Oneal Gearing, age 39 of Comer, GA passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015.       Mr. Gearing was a HVAC mechanic with Martin Mechanical, and a memb ...

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Sabrina Renee Ivey Tench, 52, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Sabrina Renee Ivey Tench, age 52 of Cleveland. Renee passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Renee was born in Habersh ...
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.