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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 17th, 2016

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      Virginia Eileene Farmer Dulaney, age 90 of Gillsville, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.  &n ...
Louise Lyons Griscom, 94, Flowery Branch
Louise Lyons Griscom, 94, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away April 17, 2016.  Born in Hopkinsville, KY, Mrs. Griscom lived most of her life in Warner Robins, GA.  She ...

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Mildred Charlotte McNeal, 78, Hoschton
Mildred Charlotte McNeal, age 78, of  Hoschton passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016.  Mrs. McNeal was the owner and operator of the Braselton Flea Market for 20 years.  ...
Audrey LeMarr Taylor, 86, Commerce
On the afternoon of Sunday April 17, 2016, Audrey Juanita LeMarr Taylor, age 86, passed away quietly of natural causes in her home in Commerce, GA with her children, grandchildre ...

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Millen "Skip" Smith Whittington, Jr.,  age 69 of Roswell, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was preceded in de ...

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Ferd Holman Westmoreland, 82, Cleveland
Ferd Holman Westmoreland passed away on Sunday April 17, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Westmoreland had been in declining health for a number of years.  Ferd (Ye ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.