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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 6th, 2016

Dawson

Nolan Haygood, 76, Dawsonville
Nolan Haygood, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 6, 2016 at his residence following a period of declining health. Mr. Haygood was born November 18, 1939 to the lat ...

Habersham

Frances Davidson, 89, Cornelia
Mrs. Frances Davidson age 89 of Cornelia passed at Habersham Home East on Thursday October 06, 2016 following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled Thursday ...
Thomas “Tommy” Eugene Henderson, age 74 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Born March 10, 1942 in Clayton Georgia he was a son of the late Clete ...
Ann Marshall Hicks, 86, Baldwin
Ann Marshall Hicks, age 86 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Born on August 2, 1930 she was a daughter of the late Sam Hawkins and Edwina Davis Marshall. Mr ...

Hall

Jonathan Gantes, 28, Gainesville
            Mr. Jonathan Gantes age 28 of Gainesville, Ga passed away Thursday October 06, 2016.     & ...
John Martin Gaither, 96, Gainesville
John Martin Gaither, Col. USAF  (Retired), 96 of Gainesville died Thursday October 6, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. ...
Robert Burl Graham, 82, Gainesville
Robert Burl Graham age 82 of Gainesville passed away on October 6, 2016.  He was the son of the late Gordon & Corine Villyard Graham and a member of Yellow Creek Baptist C ...
Harold D. Marchbanks, 67, Gainesville
       Mr. Harold D. Marchbanks age 67 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 06, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. F ...
Shigeo Taira, 84, Oakwood
Shigeo Taira age 84 of Oakwood passed away Thursday October 6, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Shigeo Taira, 84, Oakwood
Mr. Shigeo Taira, 84,  of Oakwood died October 6, 2016. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, Ga.

Jackson

Roy Mae Hayes, 80, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Roy Mae Hayes, age 80, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Mrs. Hayes was the daughter to the late ...

Other

Mary DeMarco, 97, Canton, OH
Mary DeMarco, formerly of Canton, OH, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 in Suwanee, Georgia with her family and friends welcoming her to a much deserved eternal life. &nb ...
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.