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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 11th, 2016

Dawson

Kathleen M. Setterberg, 71, Dawsonville
Kathleen M. Setterberg, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 11, 2016 at Gracemont Assisted Living. Born November 17, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Joseph and Hel ...

Habersham

Lillie Gladys Holcomb, 101, Clarkesville
Lillie Gladys Holcomb, age 101, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016, following an extended illness.   Born on March 2, 1914, in the Amy’s Creek community of Habersha ...
Delvina Loggins Marcus, 85, Demorest
Delvina Loggins Marcus, age 85, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Monday, January 11, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Marcus was born on April 2, 1 ...
Barbara Jo McEntire, 74, Clarkesville
Barbara Jo McEntire, age 74 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 11, 2016. Born in Hall County on September 23, 1941, she was the daughter of the late ...

Hall

M.E. “Red” Cantrell, 89, Gainesville
M.E. “Red” Cantrell, 89, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 11, 2016.   Born on January 9, 1927, he was a lifetime resident of Hall County. He was t ...
Alice Marie (Strawn) Elmore, 93, Gainesville
  Alice Marie (Strawn) Elmore passed away at home in the presence of her family on Monday, January 11, 2016, following an extended illness.   Alice was born in C ...
Beverly Yvonne Henderson, 60, Gainesville
Ms. Beverly Yvonne (Martin) Henderson was born August 24, 1955 to the late Leonard Cantrell and Mary (Martin) Bryson in Gainesville, GA.  She departed this life Monday, Januar ...
Gary Lynn Mahan, 73, Flowery Branch
Mahan, Gary Lynn, 73 of Flowery Branch, GA. was reunited with the Lord on Monday, January 11, 2016. He passed peacefully surrounding by his loving family.   Gary was born ...
Laura Ann Cagle Poole, 107, Gillsville
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the Home Going of Mrs. Laura Ann Cagle Poole, 107, of Gillsville, Ga. on January 11, 2016 at the Oaks on Limestone. ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Kenneth Kilpatrick, 82, Dahlonega
Thomas Kenneth Kilpatrick passed away peacefully on January 11, 2016. Thomas Kenneth Kilpatrick was born in Forest Park, Ga. November 5, 1933. He was the second born son of Mr. &am ...
Barbara Ann "Bobbie Sue" Thompson, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. "Bobbie S ...

Other

Phillip “Phil” Garrison, 74, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and formerly of Cornelia
Phillip Lewis “Phil” Garrison, age 74 of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016. Born in Habersham County on April 2, ...
Charlotte Genevieve Jones, 94, Vincennes
Charlotte Genevieve Jones was born on April 4, 1920 in Vincennes, Indiana to the late John and Nellie Volz.    (Her friends called her Geny). Geny and her family mo ...
James Albert (Faust) Massey, 74, Danielsville
James Albert (Faust) Massey, age 74 of Danielsville, GA passed away Monday January 11, 2016.  Mr. Massey was born on April 18, 1941 to the late Eugene and Grace Chapman Mas ...

Rabun

Nancy Mae Kilby, Clayton
Nancy Mae Kilby of Clayton, GA passed peacefully surrounded by her loving children late Monday evening, January 11, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her youngest daughte ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.