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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 12th, 2016

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Hettie Ruth Minish, 73, Auburn
Hettie Ruth Minish, age 73, of Auburn passed away Friday, February 12, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday, February 19, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.&n ...

Dawson

Cindy Jensen, 61, Dawsonville
Cindy Jensen, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 12, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Born September 12, 1954 in Scotland, South Dakota to the late Rev. Andrew B. an ...
Cindy Jensen, 61, Dawsonville
Cindy Jensen, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 12, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Born September 12, 1954 in Scotland, South Dakota to the late Rev. Andrew B. ...
Clain Swafford, 91, Dawsonville
Clain Swafford, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 12, 2016 at Tanglewood Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born May 13, 1924 in Forsyth County ...
Clain Swafford, 91, Dawsonville
Clain Swafford, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 12, 2016 at Tanglewood Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born May 13, 1924 in Forsyth County ...

Forsyth

John E. O’Connell, 95, Cumming
John E. O’Connell, 95, of Cumming passed away on Friday, February 12. Born in RI, he enlisted in the US Army-Air Corps and served in WWII and the Korean Conflict.  He ea ...

Hall

Nuc Thi Nguyen, 87, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Nuc Thi Nguyen age 87 of Flowery Branch passed away on Friday February 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   & ...
Mary A. Olds, 88, Gainesville
?   Mary Anne Olds, 88, of Gainesville, GA., passed away February 12, 2016. She was born July 27, 1927 in Michigan City, Indiana to Henrietta and John Wolsiefer. Mary ...

Jackson

Donald L. Lilly, 90, Nicholson
Donald L. Lilly, age 90 of Nicholson, GA passed away Friday February 12, 2016. Mr. Lilly was the son of the late Lovis R. and Catherine Pensmith Lilly and was the widow of Eve ...

Lumpkin

Zora Hester Robinson, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Zora Hester Robinson, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA.   Mrs. Robinson was a n ...

Stephens

Amy Diane Bohannon, 39, Toccoa
Mrs. Amy Diane Bohannon age 39 of 50 Linda Drive, Toccoa passed away Friday February 12, 2016 at her residence.    A daughter of the late Terry and Gwendolyn Hallfo ...
Mrs. Gwendolyn Hallford Bohannon age 67 of 50 Linda Drive, Toccoa passed away Friday February 12, 2016 at her residence.    A daughter of the late Bruce and Ressie ...

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Yvette "Kim" Cox, 49, Cleveland
  Yvette "Kim" Cox, 49 of Cleveland passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016. She was born Brooklyn, NY of March 9, 1966 to her Mother Freddie Mae Cox. Ms. Cox ...
Margaret Dockery Moose, 74, Cleveland
Margaret Dockery Moose, age 74, of Cleveland, GA passed away on February 12, 2016 at her residence.   Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Bertha Le ...
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.