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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Paul L. Frihse, 74, Cumming
Paul L. Frihse, age 74, of Cumming passed away on June 7, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Ella and Paul W. Frihse. Paul is survived by Susan A. Frihse, his loving w ...
Susan Flynn Adkins, 64, Cumming
On the morning of June 7, 2016 Susan Flynn Adkins entered into eternal rest at her home in Cumming, Georgia at the age of 64. Susan Transou Flynn Adkins. She was so proud to car ...
Judy Hamby, 66, Cumming
Judy Hamby, age 66 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Hamby; brot ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Herman Newsom, 77, Dacula
Joseph Herman Newsom, 77, of Dacula, GA died on June 7, 2016.  Born in Sandersville, GA he was the son of the late Joshua and Wilma Newsom. He retired from Norfolk Southern ...

Habersham

Elsie Mae Andrews, 96, Baldwin
Elsie Mae Andrews, age 96, of Baldwin, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at Lamar C ...

Hall

Joy N. Allred, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Joy N. Allred, age 79, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Ivy Springs Manor. Private Graveside Services will be held. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, ...
Marion “Bunny” Martin Ayers passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, following a period of declining health. Bunny was born July 18, 1921, in Gainesville, GA, to the l ...
Wilma Nell Brady, 90, Clermont
  Mrs. Wilma Nell Brady, age 90 of Clermont, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Funeral serv ...
Therea Rose Franke Knight, 46, Gainesville
Theresa Rose Franke Knight, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at her residence. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00am in t ...

Jackson

Daniel Lee Sailors, 89, Nicholson
Mr. Daniel Lee Sailors, age 89, of Nicholson passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his residence.  He was the son of the late, Reverend Ben and Lula Godfrey Sailors.  In a ...
Michael Shane Williams age 53 of Athens passed away Tuesday June 7, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Williams was born April 12, 1962 in Athens to Bobby Jean & Shirley Gen ...

Lumpkin

Lonnie Wayne Youngblood Sr., age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home following a sudden illness. Lonnie was born in Clayton, GA October 14, 194 ...

Other

Derek Etchu Tambe, 52, Cameroon, Africa
        Mr. Derek Etchu Tambe age 52 of Cameroon, Africa went to be home with the Lord Tuesday June 07, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...
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.