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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 18th, 2016

Dawson

Aretta Swanson, 86, Dawsonville
Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1930 in Chattanooga, TN to the lat ...

Forsyth

Lindbergh Miller, 88, Cumming
        Mr. Lindbergh Miller, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast George Medical Center following an extende ...
Lyman Thompson, 70, Cumming
Lyman Thompson 70, of Cumming passed away on August 18. 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...

Habersham

Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mer ...
Mageline Chapman Taylor, 97, Demorest
Mageline Chapman Taylor, age 97, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Mrs. Taylor was born on October 3, 1918, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the la ...

Hall

Rodney Glenn Crane, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Rodney Glenn Crane, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...
David Lee Harris, 71, Gainesville
David Lee Harris, age 71, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 18, 2016. David served his country honorably in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. He will always be remem ...
Mr. Lawrence F. “Buck” Story, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Erline Helmly Story, died on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living, Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Gerone Durham Wilson, 85, Gainesville
Gerone Durham Wilson, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      Grav ...

Jackson

Patricia I. Beck, 52, Commerce
Patricia I. Beck, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday August 18, 2016.   Mrs. Beck was the daughter of the late William Edward and Farrell Fletcher Allen. She wa ...
Therion Lloyd Boyd, 70, Hoschton
Therion Lloyd Boyd, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Therion was a member, deacon and trustee at The Church of Hoschton.  He was Captain and Watch Co ...

Lumpkin

Imogene Carder Shelnut, 84, Dahlonega
Imogene Carder Shelnut, age 84, of Dahlonega and Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully August 18, 2016. Mrs. Shelnut was born in Suches, GA, on May 22, 1932, the daughter of the ...
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.