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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 28th, 2016

Forsyth

Robert Jerome “Jerry” Stephens, born February 7, 1938, stepped peacefully into Heaven on Monday, November 28, 2016.  He was the son of Fred and Maggie Stephens and ...

Hall

Keith Lewellyn, 89, Flowery Branch
Keith Lewellyn, age 89, of Flowery Branch, GA, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on November 28, 2016. He was born in Carbur (Taylor Co.) FL, on March 15, 1927, to Joseph a ...
Thomas Joseph Snipe, Sr, 94, Hoschton
Thomas Joseph Snipe, Sr., age 94 of Hoschton, GA, died Monday, November 28, 2016.  Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic C ...

Jackson

  Charles Lambdin Hardy, Jr. of Commerce, fondly known as “Buzzie” died on Monday, November 28. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Paula Niven Hardy ...
Judy Ray Willis Colley, 57, Commerce
Judy Ray Willis Colley age 57 of Commerce passed away Monday November 28, 2016 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.   Ms. Colley was the daughter of the lat ...
Betty Nelson Minish, 94, Commerce
Betty Nelson Minish, age 94, of Commerce passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dr. Joseph Albert Minish and iden ...
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.