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Local Obits for Fri. May 6th, 2016

Habersham

John Roger Considine, 66, Clarkesville
John Roger Considine, age 66 of Clarkesville, passed away after losing his battle with cancer on May 6, 2016. John, one of six children born to Robert and Barbara Considine of A ...

Hall

Thurmond Allen Miller, 66, Gainesville
  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Thurmon Allen Miller age 66 of Gainesville. Rev. Floyd Higdon and Re ...
Robert Joseph Tom, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Joseph Tom, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services will be announced at a later ...
Loy Watkins, 85, Gainesville
 Loy Watkins age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Friday May 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Dorothy Joyce Wheeler, 87, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Dorothy Joyce Wheeler age 87 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will offic ...

Jackson

Monroe Brady Tench, 71, Commerce
Monroe Brady Tench, age 71, of Commerce passed away Friday, May 6, 2016.  Monroe was an United States Army veteran.  He loved his family and his animals.  Survivors ...

Lumpkin

Sherman Head, 71, Dahlonega
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Stephens

Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown   Mrs. Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown age 44 of 1260 Mountain View Road, Toccoa passed away Friday May 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
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.