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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Ricky Hood, 58, Cumming
Ricky Hood, age 58 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was loved by his wife, children and grandchildren and l ...
Filomena Perez, 78, Cumming
Filomena Perez, age 78 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016.   Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 12th at 1:00 pm at Sawnee View Memorial Gar ...
Mary Stevens Walls, 86, Cumming
Mary Stevens Walls, age 86, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was born to John F. and Ruth P. Stevens in Walton County, GA and grew up and was educated in Ga ...

Habersham

Frederick Bennett Mahan, Jr. age 89 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born in Trenton, New Jersey on ...
Jo Ann Nations Moore, 71, Clarkesville
Jo Ann Nations Moore, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on January 24, 1945, she was a daughter of the late William Ern ...

Hall

Mrs. Sheila Jeannette Reed Ferguson, age 58 of Clermont, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.      &n ...
Herbert Edward Houston, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Herbert Edward Houston, age 79 of Gainesville, won the victory over Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his residence.      &nb ...
Charlene C. Jewett, 87, Gainesville
Charlene Coler Jewett passed quietly March 10, 2016 at Gainesville, GA.  Mrs. Jewett was born in Dayton, Ohio.  She married George Jewett February 5, 1948.  They w ...
Clara M. Sosebee, 85, Clermont
Clara M. Sosebee age 85 of Clermont ended her earthly journey quietly and peacefully at the beautiful home she loved for many years on Wednesday March 09, 2016 following an extende ...

Jackson

M.C. Gooch, 66, Braselton
M.C. Gooch, age 66, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Intermen ...

Lumpkin

Paul E. Manley, 87, Dahlonega
Mr. Paul E. Manley of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016.  Mr. Manley was born May 31, 1928 in Danielsville, Georgia; he was the son of the late Jeffe ...

White

Joel Bradley Thurmond Sr., 63, Cleveland
Joel Bradley Thurmond Sr., age 63 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Thurmond was born August 24, 1952 in Hiawassee to the late James ...
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.