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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 11th, 2015

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Cheryl Darlene Anderson, age 66, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Ms. Anderson was survived by her sons Jeff Whidby of FL, David Whidby of IL; daughters Becky O ...

Dawson

Monnie Hughes, 92, Dawsonville
Monnie Hughes, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at Rosemont Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born January 17, 1923 in Gilmer County to ...

Forsyth

William P. (Willie) "Big Six" Dodd, age 77 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Willie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, deacon ...
Tammy Townsend, 55, Cumming
Tammy Townsend, 55, of Cumming passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born December 1, 1959, she was a lifelong resident of Forsyth Co ...

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Brian Parks, 46, Batesville
Brian Parks, 46, of Batesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer.  He is preceded in death by ...

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Clark Jerome Franks, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Clark Jerome Franks, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, ...
Kennith Dale Lunsford, 59, Clermont
     Mr. Kennith Dale Lunsford, age 59 of Clermont, passes away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  ...
Eloise Bennett Mason, 85, Gainesville
Eloise Bennett Mason, 85 of Gainesville died Thursday June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forsyth County on April 13, 1930, she had lived most of her life ...

Jackson

Charles W. Brooks, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles W. Brooks, age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Mr. Brooks was born in Mt. Carmel ...

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Marquez Martin, 85, Clayton
Marquez Martin, age 85, of Payne Hill Drive; Clayton, GA died peacefully June 11, 2015. Marquez was born in Hart County, GA, and was the daughter of the late M. T. and Mary Reyn ...

Stephens

Mildred Thomas Brady, 69, Toccoa
Mrs. Mildred Thomas Brady age 69 of 273 Walnut Street, Toccoa, passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at her residence. A daughter of the late Lonnie and Irma Thomas, she was born N ...
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.