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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 17th, 2015

Banks

Roy O. Herbert, 89, Gillsville
Roy O. Herbert, age 89, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015. Mr. Herbert was born on October 3, 1925 in Franklin County, Georgia to the late Otha and ...

Barrow

Richard Lee Parks, 67, Auburn
Richard Lee Parks, age 67, of Auburn passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. The family will not have any services at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, ...

Dawson

Allan John Manterfield, 52, Dawsonville
Mr. Allan John Manterfield, age 52 of Dawsonville, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in West Memphis, Arkansas. following injuries sustained in a truck accident. Funeral ...
Kenneth Weaver, 66, Dawsonville
Kenneth Weaver, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 17, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born July 17, 1949 to the late John and Maude Weav ...

Forsyth

Retha Bell Gilbert received her promise of eternal salvation on Sunday, August 16, 2015, when she was called home to be with her husband and children.   Retha was born o ...
George Edward Miller, 74, Cumming
George Edward Miller   George passed away on the morning of August 17, 2015, at his home in Cumming, Ga.  His death was from Parkinson’s and Alzheimers diseas ...
Richard George Sullivan, age 54 of Cumming, GA passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2015. Richard was born on May 17, 1961 in Grosse Pointe, MI. He graduated from Henderson Hi ...

Gwinnett

Leslie (Les) Hardy, 55, Decatur, formerly of Buford
Leslie “Les” Hardy, age 55, of Decatur, GA, formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry E. Hard ...

Habersham

Edwin Phillip Herring, 45, Mt. Airy
Edwin Phillip Herring, age 45, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Herring was born July 9, 1970, ...
Robert Franklin “Bob” Honeycutt, Sr., age 88, of Cornelia and formerly of Greenville, South Carolina, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015. Born on October 30, 1926 i ...
Clinton Martin White, 84, Cornelia
Funeral services for Clinton Martin White, 84, of Cornelia, will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel in Demorest, followed by ...
Earl Robert Williamson, Sr, 74, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Earl Robert Williamson, Sr., age 74 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 2:00 PM from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses with Mar ...

Hall

Shonda R. Hulsey Adams, 38, Gainesville
 Ms. Shonda R. Hulsey Adams, age 38 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services ...
Lillian Beatrice Hudgins, 90, Gainesville
Miss Lillian Beatrice Hudgins, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Wayne D. Miller, 74, Gainesville
Wayne D. Miller, 74, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at his residence.                ...
Mary Louise Reed, 89, Gainesville
Mary Louise Reed, 89, of Gainesville, GA. passed away at her residence Following a period of declining health.   Born on August 1, 1926, she was a lifelong resident o ...

Other

Mayford Perley Dickinson, 91, Carnesville
Mr. Mayford Perley Dickinson, age 91 of 456 Rue De Cason May, Carnesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Perle ...
James Stephen Hardy, 55, Beaufort, SC formerly of Hoschton
James Stephen Hardy, age 55, of Beaufort, SC and formerly of Hoschton passed Monday, August 17, 2015.  Mr. Hardy enjoyed fishing, listening to county music oldies and spending ...

Stephens

Sandra Poirier Marsh, 70, Toccoa
Mrs. Sandra Poirier Marsh, age 70 of 18 Destination Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late ...
Funeral services for Cheryl Ann Arnold Patton, age 64, of Toccoa will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM from the River Point Community Church.  Pastor Kevin Man ...
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.