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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 26th, 2015

Habersham

Bart Thrasher, 47, Cornelia
  Bart Thrasher, age 47, of Cornelia, Georgia, and formerly of Buford, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Mr. Thrasher was born on July 14, 1968 i ...
Funeral services for Deborah “Debbie” Hawkins Barron, age 62, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel wit ...

Hall

      Mrs. Paralee Hazel Jones Anderson, age 80 of Oakwood, passed away on Wednesday Afternoon, August 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center followi ...
Crystal M. DeLong, 34, Flowery Branch
Ms. Crystal M. DeLong, age 34, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 surrounded by family, following an extended battle with cancer.   Funeral Service ...
Maria Teresa Garcia, 63, Gillsville
Maria Teresa Garcia, age 63, of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 4 PM Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Funer ...
Brenda Kay Graves, 70, Gainesville
Memorial services for, Brenda Kay Graves age 70 of Gainesville, Ga.  will be held September 5, 2015, at 3:00 pm in Strickland funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Michael Dickens and ...
Helen Marie Parker, 87, Gainesville
               Helen Marie Parker, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at her residen ...

Jackson

Tony Scott Whitlock, 46, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Tony Scott Whitlock, age 46 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  Mr. Whitlock was born in Ath ...

Lumpkin

Mark Anthony Littleton, 51, Dahlonega
Mark Anthony Littleton, age 51, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his home in Dahlonega. Mark was a native of Lumpkin County and except for his time in ...

Stephens

Ricky Cheek, 53, Eastanollee
Mr. Ricky Cheek, age 53 of 650 Silver Shoals Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Alton and Bonnie Fay Simpson C ...
Mary Lou Kennedy Cash, 77, Eastonellee
Mrs. Mary Lou Kennedy Cash, age 77 of 297 Buena Vista Drive Extension, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A d ...

White

Floyd Head, 88, Cleveland
Mr. Floyd Head age 88, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday August 26, 2015 at Northeast Ga Medical Center.  Mr. Head was born in White County the son of the late Doctor Gile ...
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.