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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 14th, 2016

Banks

E Taylor Murray, 78, Alto
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. E Taylor Murray, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016, at his residence. Taylor was born Februar ...

Dawson

Sacha Alexander Dzuba, 38, Dawsonville
  Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Sacha Alexander Dzuba, age 38 of Dawsonville. Sacha passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. He is survived loc ...
Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, Dawsonville
Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 14, 2016. Born April 2, 1952 to the late Arvel “Bit” and Elsie Bearden Chester, she was a ...

Habersham

Private graveside services for Mary Shella Rutchik Hamel, age 79 of Mt. Airy will be held Friday, November 18, 2016 from the Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Milledgeville.  The f ...

Hall

Peggy Jean Claytor, 82, Gainesville
Peggy Jean Claytor, 82, of Gainesville, passed on November 14, 2016. A native of Hall County, GA, Mrs. Claytor was a daughter of the late James Ernest and Katherine Masters. She ...
Dale Painter, 66, Flowery Branch
      Mr. Dale Painter, age 66 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Vance D Swafford, 80, Oakwood
On November 14, 2016 Mr. Vance D. Swafford went home to meet his Lord and Savior. Mr. Swafford was 80 and lived in Oakwood and was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church. ...

Lumpkin

Lisa Rene Cash went to be with her Father in heaven on November 14, 2016. Viewing will be at Dahlonega Funeral home on 20 Gibson Road, Sunday Nov. 20th, from 1-4pm, follo ...
James T. Clarkson, Sr., 77, Bradenton, Fla.
James T. Clarkson, Sr. born March 8, 1939 in Danbury CT, passed away October 31, 2016 in Bradenton, FL.    He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara L. Clarkson ...
Thomas Elmer (Tom) Miller, 94, Dahlonega
Thomas Elmer “Tom” Miller, age 94, of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on the morning of November 14, 2016. Tom was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Russell J. Wallace, 77, Alpharetta
Russell J. Wallace, age 77, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016.  A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Russell wa ...
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.