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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 29th, 2016

Forsyth

 Virginia Vickers Elsner born September 9, 1922 passed away peacefully at her home on November 29, 2016. She is survived by her daughter Robyn Elsner Gilewski, son-in-law Denn ...

Gwinnett

Henry Mitchell Taylor, Jr., age 76 of Buford, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Soubanh Tenakoun, 53, Cornelia
Soubanh Tenakoun, age 53, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Mr. Tenakoun was born on December 12, 1962, in Vientiane, Laos, to the late Chanh and ...

Hall

Dorothy (Dot) Wynelle Harper, 91, died Nov. 29 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Helen Ga., Dot and her family moved to Chicopee shortly aft ...
Alma Turner Key, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Alma Turner Key, passed away November 29, 2016 after a brief illness at the age of 88. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the chapel ...
Robert Lorenzo Pendleton, 70, Gainesville
       Mr. Robert Lorenzo Pendleton, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following ...
John N. Richardson Jr, 83, Gainesville
John N. Richardson Jr., age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on November 29, 2016.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday December 2, 2016 at First Presbyterian Chur ...
Cody Michael Roper, 26, Lula
    Mr. Cody Michael Roper, age 26 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after battling cancer for over a year.&n ...

Jackson

Jonathan “John” Conrad Bishop, age 32 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016.   John was an amazing husband and father. He was so loving, car ...
Ruth Kent Underwood left this earth to meet her Lord and Savior on November 23, 2016 after 90 years of a life filled with love of her family, her church, and her schoolchildren. &n ...

Rabun

Carol Upchurch, 70, Clayton
Carol Upchurch, age 70, of Clayton, Ga., passed away peacefully at her residence Tuesday November 29, 2016. She was born November 1, 1946 the daughter of the late William E. Sulliv ...
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.