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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Mrs. Anna Raines Jinkins passed away on October 7th, 2016 at Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents Mar ...

Habersham

Francine Ritch, 75, Alto
Francine Ritch, age 75, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Ritch was born on August 25, 1941 in Habersham County, Georgia. She is pr ...
Lamar Vinson White, 77, Alto
Lamar Vinson White, age 77 of Alto, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. Born on April 27, 1939, in Homer, Georgia, he was a son of the late Ben Conley White and Dorothy Barr ...

Hall

Robert Bryon Casey, 65, Gainesville
Robert Bryon Casey, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on October 7, 2016.  At this time there is no service planed. Online condolences can be made at www.memorialparkfuneralh ...
Mary Alice Craig, 90, Gainesville
            Mrs. Mary Alice Craig age 90 of Gainesville passed away on Friday October 07, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend ...
Dorothy DeLong, 79, Oakwood
Mrs. Dorothy DeLong, age 79, of Oakwood passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will ...
Joseph (Joe) Clark Irvin, Jr., 90, Flowery Branch
Joseph (Joe) Clark Irvin Jr. of Flowery Branch, GA at the age of 90 died Friday, October 7, 2016 due to complications received from a fall. Joe was born in Thomaston, GA on Octo ...
Marilyn Evelyn Jarrard, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Marilyn Evelyn Jarrard age 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday October 07, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.       &nb ...
Charles W. Richter, 93, Gainesville
Mr. Charles W. Richter, 93 of Gainesville died Friday October 7, 2016. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Lanier Village Estates Chapel with the interment to be i ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Nell Harkins Griffin, age 65, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. Mrs. Griffin was born in Commerce, Geo ...
Anthony "Smokey" Opperman, age 24, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Anthony loved to draw, listen to music and hang out with his friends. He was a carpen ...

Lumpkin

Bonnie Marie Morris, 62, Dahlonega
Bonnie Marie Morris, a longtime resident of Dahlonega, has passed away after a long and brave fight against cancer. She was 62. Bonnie was born in Raceland, Louisiana to Roy and ...
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.