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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 25th, 2016

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Hazel L.Palmer Palmer, 93, Auburn
Mrs. Hazel L. Palmer, age 93, of Auburn, GA died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Palmer was born in Clarksville to the late John and Belle Ma ...

Dawson

Jean Greenway, 91, Dawsonville
Jean Greenway, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 25, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Jean was born April 2, 1924 in Tennessee and was a l ...
Barbara West, 88, Dawsonville
Barbara West, 88, of Dawson County, Georgia, passed away Thursday March 17, 2016.  She grew up in Atlanta and Chattanooga.  Her parents were Alberta Louise and Noah B. Ne ...

Forsyth

Francis Joseph Sullivan, Frank, beloved husband, father, grandfather "Lito", brother, uncle, and loyal friend passed away peacefully on March 25, 2016 at the age of 80. ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Henslee “Patsy “Stewart, age 76 of Buford, GA died Friday, March 25, 2016. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mi ...

Habersham

Thong Sithideth, 74, Cornelia
Thong Sithideth, age 74, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016.   Mr. Sithideth was born on August 8, 1941 in Borican, Laos. He was a member of the Hab ...
Aaron Thompson, 56, Toccoa
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Aaron Thompson, age 56 of Toccoa, who passed away Friday, March 25, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete ...

Hall

Andrew “Ben” Poole, 82, Gainesville
Andrew “Ben” Poole 82, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016. Services are scheduled for 11 am Tuesday March 29, 2016 at Timber Ridge Baptist Church, ...

Jackson

Mr. Troy Gene Brandon, Sr., age 80, of Hoschton passed away Friday, March 25, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Monday, March 28, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home ...
Erica Ashley Lemus, 30, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Erica Ashley Lemus, age 30 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, March 25, 2016.  Mrs. Lemus was born in Chamblee, ...

Lumpkin

Carolyn Whatley Standridge died on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to a sudden brain aneurysm.   Carolyn was born in Atlanta, GA on Au ...
William M. Upshaw, 87, Dahlonega
Rev. William M. (Bill) Upshaw age 87 of Dahlonega entered into heaven in March 25, 2016 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born in Tucker, Ga to James Upshaw and Ruth Car ...

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Barbara Jean Brown, 79, Toccoa
Mrs. Barbara Jean Brown, age 79 of Queen Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Henry Johnson and Vinie Dean ...

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Benjamin Dean Brady, 51, Cleveland
Benjamin Dean Brady, age 51 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Athens Regional Hospital. Mr. Brady was born on November 18, 1964, in Demorest, Georgia to ...
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.