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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 25th, 2016

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Hazel Culver Puckett, 62, Auburn
Hazel Culver Puckett, age 62, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  Hazel loved her church, her family, cooking, hunting and fishing.   Survivors include ...

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Geraldine Carney Dorminey, 83, Dawsonville
Mrs. Geraldine Carney Dorminey, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.   Geraldine was a native and lifelong resident of ...

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Aimee Kasongo Omari, 50, Braselton
Aimee Kasongo Omari, age 50 of Braselton, GA died Friday, November 25, 2016. Funeral service will be held Sunday, December, 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. In ...

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Grady R. Nolan, 74, Demorest
Grady R. Nolan, age 74, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, November 25, 2016. Mr. Nolan was born on November 29, 1941 in Bastrop, Louisiana. He is precede ...

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Nelson Bradford Haller, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Nelson Bradford Haller, age 84 years, a resident of Gainesville, Ga, and formerly of Belington, WV, departed this life Friday November 25th 2016 in the Ruby Memorial Hospi ...
Barry L. Laurent, 54, Gainesville
Mr. Barry L. Laurent age 54 of Gainesville, died Monday November 21, 2016. He was born in Flint, Michigan and had been a resident of the Gainesville area for many years. He was sel ...
Leland L. Pool, 86, Gainesville
Dr. ?Leland Leon Pool, age 86, passed on November 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Atlanta, he moved as a teenager to Winder where he met Betty, h ...
Dorothy Nell Whitmire, 88, Chicopee
Ms. Dorothy Nell Whitmire, age 88, of Chicopee passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.          Memorial services are scheduled for Monda ...

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Lydia Von Bargen, 75, Nicholson
Lydia Von Bargen, age 75, of Nicholson passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Von Bargen was born July 15, 1941 in Demorest, Georgia to the late ...
John Charles Whitten, 62, Commerce
Mr. John Charles Whitten, age 62, of Commerce, GA died Friday, November 25, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Whitten was born in Paintsville, KY to the late Jay Whitten, Sr. and He ...

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Martin Lee Tittle, 66, Cleveland
Martin Lee Tittle of Cleveland, Georgia (formerly of Ocala, Florida) passed peacefully in his home surrounded by family and his beloved dogs on November 25, 2016.  Martin was ...
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.