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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 19th, 2016

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Clifford Jones, 51, Statham
Clifford Jones, age 51, of Statham passed away Monday, December 19, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Tommy Baker, 47, Cumming
Tommy Baker, age 47, of Cumming passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. Tommy was a wonderful man and a great husband. He loved his work with Fulton County, helping others, and pick ...
Joseph J. Gregory Jr., 59, Cumming
In Loving Memory of Dr. Joseph J. Gregory, Jr. September 2, 1957 - December 19, 2016. Dr. Joe Gregory left a lasting impression on the lives of many people in his lifetime. As a de ...
Rheba Carol Toll, 79, Cumming
In loving memory of Rheba Carol Toll 79, of Cumming, Georgia. Rheba passed away December 19, 2016. Visitation will be from 2-5pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home on Thursday Dec ...

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Thomas E. Alexander, 92, Mt. Airy
Thomas E. Alexander (Tom) age 92 of Fort Walton Beach, FL formerly of Mt. Airy passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, December 19, 2016. Over the last few months Tom was com ...
The Very Reverend Charles E. Mallard, Doctor of Ministry, Chaplain (Col), United States Army Retired, age 77, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Decemb ...

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Thomas Keith Dewberry, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Keith Dewberry, 61, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 19, 2016 following an extended illness. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dece ...
Kenneth Lee Hayes, 54, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kenneth Lee Hayes, 54, of Flowery Branch, passed away December 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held on December 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Pa ...
Gladys Humphries McQueen, 106, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 21, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Gladys Humphries McQueen age 106 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kevin Holma ...
Lawrence Wasserman, 79, Oakwood
 Mr. Lawrence Wasserman, age 79 of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.       &nbs ...

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Anita Vivian Guffin, 66, Alpharetta
Anita Vivian Guffin, age 66 of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at Westview C ...
Robert Lee Thornburg, 80, Augusta
Robert Lee Thornburg, 80 passed away Monday, Dec. 19 at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.  Robert had been a resident of the Ga. War Veterans nursing home, following an ...

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Jewell Weaver Scott, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Jewell Weaver Scott, age 81 of 1430 Black Mountain Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Hilla ...
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.