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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 11th, 2016

Banks

Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, Maysville
Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, of Maysville passed on Friday, March 11, 2016 following a sudden illness.         Funeral services will be held on Wed ...

Barrow

Patricia Diana Chatham, age 52, of Winder passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

Dawson

Franklin (Frank) Leroy Ross, 80, Dawsonville
Franklin “Frank” Leroy Ross, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on March 11, 2016 following an extended illness. Frank was born May 25, 1935 in Dahlonega, GA. He ...

Gwinnett

Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark, 83, Lawrenceville
Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark was born on February 28, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland and was the only child of the late Linzie and Rev. Carrie (nee Steward) Hopkins.  She was called ...
Thomas Wayne Shelton, Jr., age 47, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Wayne Shelton, Sr. He is survived by his comm ...

Habersham

Garland Lewallen, Sr., age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Born in Gainesville, Georgia on March 28, 1932, he was a son of the late William “Will&rd ...
Joseph Kurt Martin, 36, Clarkesville
Joseph Kurt Martin, age 36, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Born on June 28, 1979, Joey was the son of Stanley and Beverly Martin.  He was a graduate of ...

Hall

James F. (Gene) Cordell, 83, Gainesville
Mr. James F. “Gene” Cordell age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday ...
Raymond Wesley Dorsey, 77, Gainesville
 Mr. Raymond Wesley Dorsey age 77 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone.             Funeral service are ...
Marilyn Mae Forbes, 85, Gainesville
In the loving presence of her two sons, Mark and Matt, Marilyn Mae Forbes of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning of March 11, 2016. M ...

Rabun

Patrick Lynn Peeples, 65, Clayton
Patrick Lynn “Pat” Peeples, 65, of Clayton, Georgia died March 11, 2016 at home surrounded by family. He was born August 15, 1950 in Key West, Florida and was the so ...

Stephens

Mrs. Reba Lee Kellar Collins age 89 of 5371 Mize Road, Toccoa passed away Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Elijah and Anna ...
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.