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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 26th, 2015

Forsyth

Hubert Carlyle Platt, 83, Cumming
Hubert Carlyle Platt, 83, died Saturday September 26th in hospice care after a short illness. Hubert was born December 8, 1931 in Conway, South Carolina and was raised in and ...
Carolyn Grogan Townsend, one of the Lord’s most devoted, passed away on September 26, 2015.  For 10 years Carolyn walked with dignity, was clothed in strength and laughe ...

Gwinnett

Billie Sue Manning, 78, Lawrenceville
Billie Sue Manning died on September 26, 2015, at the age of 78, on a rainy day in Lawrenceville, GA due to complications following a stroke. Billie Sue was born on August 2, 19 ...

Habersham

Mary Brock Greene, 86, Baldin
Mary Brock Greene, age 86, of Baldwin, GA passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015. Mrs. Greene was born in Homer, Ga on May 17, 1929 to the late William Oscar Brock, Sr. and ...
John Fortenberry, 78, Demorest
John “J. C.” Fortenberry, age 78 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Habersham County on September 5, 1937, he was ...
Myrtle Austin Warren, 89, Clarkesville
Myrtle Austin Warren, age 89, of Clarkesville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford I. Warr ...

Hall

Dr. Robert Edward Bridges, 86, Gainesville
Dr. Robert Edward Bridges, Sr. (Bob), age 86, of Gainesville, died on Saturday, September 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Marie J. Bridges; three son ...
Thomas Harvey Brown, 79, Gainesville
                  Mr. Thomas Harvey Brown age 79 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday September ...
Joan Wiley Flurschutz, 74, Hoschton
Joan Wiley Flurschutz, age 74 of Hoschton, GA died Saturday, September 26, 2015 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM a ...
Willie C. Thurmond, 86, Gainesville
Miss Willie C. Thurmond, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monda ...

Jackson

Deborah Lynn Bender, 52, Braselton
Mrs. Deborah Lynn Bender age 52 of Braselton passed away on Saturday September 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Braselton following an extended illness.    ...
Leborn Howard Shelton age 92 of Fuller Road, Talmo passed away Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 at the Oakes at Limestone.  Mr. Shelton was born in Talmo on Sept. 15, 1923 to the la ...

Stephens

Mrs. Catherine Stonecypher Williams Carter age 87 of 414 North Clarks Creek Road, Martin passed away Saturday September 26, 2015 at Greenville Health System.   A da ...

White

Mary Jo Bryant, 70, Cleveland
Mary Jo Bryant, age 70, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Wellstar Community Hospice.  Mrs. Bryant was born in White County to the late Lee and Luci ...
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.