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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 27th, 2016

Dawson

Mick Holloway, 78, Dawsonville
Mick Hollaway, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a period of declining health. Born February 28, 1938 and raised ...

Forsyth

Hazel Abi Burruss Glass, age 82 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She loved collecting angels. She is su ...
Joseph Haraka, 83, Cumming
Joseph Haraka 83, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife Sally Haraka, his children Gregg Haraka. Scott Haraka, Marie Haraka, brothers and s ...
Craig Johnston, 61, Gainesville
Craig Johnston, 61, of Gainesville GA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27th 2016,  with his loving family at his side. A visitation will be held from ...
Towru Nagano, 91, Suwanee
Towru Nagano, 91, of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald a ...
John W. Steadman, 89, Cumming
Mr. John W. Steadman, age 89, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016 in th ...

Habersham

Fay Blackburn, 81, Cornelia
Mr. Fay Blackburn, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting  ...

Hall

Dean Michael Brown, 66, Gillsville
Dean Michael Brown, age 66 of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.   Mr. Brown was the son of the late Tom S. and Nellie Mae McCoy Brown. He was a member o ...
Artis Haynes, 78, Lula
Artis Haynes, age 78 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence. Born in Lula, Georgia on January 19, 1938, he was a son of the late Addie Grove ...
Frank Alan Lively, 64, Clermont
Mr. Frank Alan Lively age 64 of Clermont, Georgia passed away of December the 27, 2016.   A graveside service is scheduled for Mr. Lively on Friday, December 30, 2016 at o ...
William Perry Moon, 66, Buford
William Perry Moon, age 66, of Buford passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Lumpkin

Minnie Belle Stargel Patton, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  Minnie Belle ...

Other

Dorothy Browning Adams, 64, Marietta
MARIETTA. GA --- Dorothy (Dottie) Browning Adams, 64, who devoted her life to supporting individuals with disabilities and their families, died of cancer on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after ...

White

Joan Lynette Hulsey, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Joan Lynette Hulsey, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Mrs. Hulsey was born to the late Raymond and Bernice Carter Saine.  She was pr ...
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.