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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 15th, 2016

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Brenda Kay Delee, 60, Winder
Brenda Kay Delee, age 60, of Winder passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016.  Survivors include her mother Evelyn O'Kelley; sons Christopher Eugen DeLee and wife Daphne, E ...

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Doris Ann Palmer, 72, Cumming
Doris Ann Palmer, age 72, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Doris is preceded in de ...
David L. Dowdy, 54, Cumming
David L. Dowdy, age 54 of Cumming, went to be with the lord on December 15, 2016 after a heroic battle with cancer. David was born on April 16, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late ...
Bill Jarmon, 71, Cumming
Bill Jarmon, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Snellville, Georgia and Dora, Alabama passed away on December 15, 2016.   Bill was born on August 17, 1945 to Herman an ...

Habersham

David Norton, 62, Mt. Airy
David Norton, age 62 of Mt. Airy passed away December 15, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 15, 1954, he was a son of the late Melvin & Stella Mae Burrell Nort ...

Hall

Dorothy Ann Harrison, 71, Gainesville
The Lord called Ms. Dorothy Ann Harrison home on December 15, 2016 after serving seventy one years on the battlefield.  Dorothy was of the Baptist Faith.  She was born on ...
Shirley Margaret Jones, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Shirley Margaret Jones, 81, of Gainesville, GA., passed away December 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in London, England, ...
Melvin Rider, 66, Gainesville
Melvin Rider age 66 of Gainesville passed away December 15, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday December 27  at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Interm ...

Lumpkin

Allen William Fleming Sr., 90, Dahlonega
Al Fleming used to say, “Every day I wake up and I’m NOT at Larry Banister’s Funeral Home, it’s a great day!” On Thursday, December 15th, 2016, sur ...

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James Odell King, 75, Ila
  James Odell King, age 75, of Ila, GA passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Athens Regional.  Mr. King was born April 16, 1941 in Maysville, GA to the late Wisem ...
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.