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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 1st, 2016

Forsyth

Vicki Darlene Shubert, 62, Cornelia
Vicki Darlene Shubert, age 62, of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 1, 2016.   Ms. Shubert was born on January 27, 1954, in Gainesville, ...

Gwinnett

Mary Lois Dinsmore, 63, Suwanee
  Mary Lois Dinsmore, age 63, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016. Mary was a member of Refuge Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her parents, Va ...

Habersham

Hernan Macias Roman, 18, Cornelia
Hernan Macias Roman, age 18 of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Born is Habersham County, Georgia on June 11, 1998, he was a son of Hector Macias Chavez and ...

Hall

Grace N. Hewell, 83, Gillsville
Grace N. Hewell, 83, of Gillsville, passed away Thursday December 1, 2016 after a long and hard battle with ovarian cancer.  Grace was born in Gillsville on January 11, 1933 t ...
Lorraine Newman Bell, 90, Gainesville
Lorraine Newman (Mama B) Bell, 90, of Clermont was called home to her Lord and Savior, and her husband on Thursday Dec. 1, 2016. Born and raised in northern California, she move ...
Sandra Jo Crow, 68, Lula
Mrs. Sandra Jo Crow, age 68, of Lula passed away on December 1, 2016 after an automobile accident. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in th ...

Rabun

Kimberly Denise Hunnicutt Deal, 50, Mountain City
Kimberly Denise Hunnicutt Deal, age 50, of Mountain City, Georgia, passed away December 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. She was born the daughter of Rose Mae Emory Hunni ...

Stephens

Mrs. Shirley Ann Woodworth Warth, age 72 of 83 Big A School Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Theo ...
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.