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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 29th, 2016

Dawson

Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, Dawsonville
Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 29, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 3, 1922 to the late Cliffor ...

Forsyth

Karen Diane Pilgrim, age 51 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend ...

Habersham

Noah Lee Thompson, 67, Cornelia
  Mr. Noah Lee Thompson, 67, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on December 29, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, J ...

Hall

Larry Johnson, 67, Gainesville
 On April 2, 1949, Mr. and Mrs. William (Mamie Thompson) Johnson received a precious gift from God, a son named Larry Johnson.  After 67 years of earthly service, on Thur ...
Roy Keels, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roy Keels, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 201 ...
Kathleen (Kathy) Schumacher Phillips, born May 24, 1959 to Paul Schumacher and Marie Wilberding of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cent ...
Jennie Lee Shirley, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Jennie Lee Shirley departed this life at the age of 86 years-old on Thursday, December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Jennie was born on August 10, 1930 in Jackson Cou ...

Jackson

Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, 80, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, age 80 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 29, 2016.  Mrs. Hamilton was bo ...

Rabun

Armede Craft Bynum, 80, Clayton
Armede Craft Bynum passed away peacefully at her home on December 29th, 2016 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Conyers, Georgia on May 4th, 1936, to Dr. Luther Blake ...
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.