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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 12th, 2016

Dawson

Michael Lynn Bruce, 29, Dawsonville
Michael Lynn Bruce, 29, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 12, 2016. Born February 19, 1987, Michael was a 2005 graduate of North Forsyth High School and was employed as ...

Forsyth

Robert Tetzlaff, 89, Cumming
Mr. Robert Tetzlaff 89 of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 12, 2016. Funeral services will be held in Watertown, South Dakota at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at ...

Habersham

Virgina Knight Bonnette, 86, Clarkesville
Virginia Knight Bonnette, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016.   Mrs. Bonnette was born on November 30, 1930, in Clarkesville, Geo ...
Chandler L. Ward, 89, Cornelia
Chandler L. Ward, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016.   Mr. Ward was born on August 4, 1927, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Pl ...
Wilma Jean Yearwood, 77, Demorest
Wilma Jean Yearwood, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 12, 2016, following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Yearwood was born on Decemb ...

Hall

Barbara Sue Little, 80, Gainesville
         Mrs. Barbara Sue Little, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illnes ...
Ervin Clinton Poole, 57, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday December 15, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church for Ervin Clinton Poole age 57 of Gainesville. The Rev. Raymond Latty, Rev. Wayne ...
Frank T. Jackson, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. Frank T. Jackson, Jr., 89 of Gainesville died Monday December 12, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. ...
Ruth Elizabeth Hooper Loudermilk passed peacefully the morning of December 12th at the age of 93. The seventh child of Oliver and Susie Hooper’s family of 11 children, Ruth l ...
Mrs. Tammy Louise Miller, 50, of Alto, GA. Passed away December 12, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 in the Chape ...
Clint Poole, 57, Gainesville
Clint Poole, 57, of Gainesville died December 12, 2016. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.
Henry Curtis Thomas, 70, Gainesville
Memorial Services for Mr. Henry Curtis Thomas  (70) of Gainesville, GA will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, 11:00 AM at Young’s Funeral Home 1553 Old Athens Ro ...

Lumpkin

Ronald Anthony DeLorenzo, 75, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease.   Ron was the son of Anthony and Jenny DeLorenzo. & ...
June Irene Morton, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. June Irene Morton, age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Mrs. Morton was born in Virginia to the late Dorsey Danny Smith and Ella Beckner Smit ...

Other

Mr. Elmer L. Rosenbaugh, Jr., age 86 of Monroe, Georgia, died Monday, December 12, 2016.  Funeral service will be held Thursday December 15th, 2016 at 2:00pm, at Hamilton M ...
Jerry Parson, 58, Signal Mountain, TN
Mr. Jerry Parson, age 58, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at Erlanger North Hospital in Red Bank, Tennessee, with his family. Funeral Service ...

Stephens

Loisetta Hillburn House, age 64, of Martin passed away Monday, December 12, 2016.  Survivors include her husband John Paul Onken, Sr.; son Michael House; daughter Elizabeth Ru ...

White

Gene Dillard, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Gene Dillard, 70, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on December 12, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 201 ...
Billy Joseph Pethel, 75, Cleveland
Mr. Billy Joseph Pethel, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.        &nb ...
James Leroy Whaley, 72, Cleveland
James Leroy Whaley, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Whaley was born on December 29, 1943 to the late Georgia McCormick ...
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.