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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 16th, 2016

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Thomas Hiram Gaines, 49, Winder
Thomas Hiram Gaines, age 49 of Winder, GA died Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Christy Gaines, Winder; children, Shawn Salter, ...

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Cary Mustaki, 73, Cumming
Cary Mustaki, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Cary was born in 1943, to the late Peter and Mae Cary Mustaki. He was a veteran of the United States Ar ...

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Richard Broner, 58, Cornelia
James Richard Broner, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 18, 1958, he was a son of the late Frank and Mar ...
Vivian “Pat” McGraw Morrison, age 73, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness.   Mrs. Morrison ...
Susie Mae "Sue" Mann O'Kelley, 96, Clarkesville
Susie Mae “Sue” Mann O’Kelley, age 96 of Clarkesville, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, December 16, 2016.   Born in Danielsville, Georgia on Octo ...
Claudia Jeannie Autry Rafinski, age 68 of Mt. Airy passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. An online guest registry is available at www.hillsid ...
Brenda Ramey Waters, 69, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Brenda Ramsey Waters, age 69 of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Clarkesville United Methodist Church.  Rev. Brian ...

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Susan Lynn Allison, 60, Gainesville
Miss Susan Lynn Allison, 60 of Gainesville died Friday December 16, 2016 at Mountain Lake Medical Center in Clayton. Born in Hall County, Miss Allison was the daughter of the la ...
Patty Turner Funk, 85, Clermont
Patty Turner Funk, age 85, of Clermont passed away Sunday, December 16, 2016 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Funk was born April 5, 1931 in Clermont, Georgia to the late R.L. a ...
Deborah Elaine Harkins, 59, Gainesville
Deborah “Debo” Elaine Harkins, 59, of Gainesville, GA passed away on December 16, 2016 following an extended illness.   Born in Monroe Georgia on May 16, 195 ...
Ella Jean Young Stowe, 82, Gillsville
   Mrs. Ella Jean Young Stowe, age 82 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  &nb ...

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James “Paul” Burton, 91, Dahlonega
James “Paul” Burton, age 91, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday December 16, 2016. Paul was born in Clarkesville, GA on February 21, 1925; moving to Dahlonega in ...
Joshua Keith Wallace, 33, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Joshua Keith Wallace, age 33 of Dahlonega. Josh passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Funeral services are schedu ...

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Billy Garnett Davis, 79, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Garnett Davis age 79 of Toccoa went to his heavenly home following an extended illness on December 16, 2016.   A son of the late Garnett and Annie Bell Murphy Davi ...
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.