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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 5th, 2016

Barrow

Frances J. Walden, 91, Winder
Mrs. Frances J. Walden, age 91, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 5, 2016.  A Native of Barrow County, Mrs. Walden was a Daughter of the late Samuel H. and Mary&nb ...

Dawson

Sue Styles Bailey, 75, Dawsonville
Sue Styles Bailey, of Dawsonville passed away on Monday September 5, 2016 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Sue was born on December 8, 1940 in Dawson County, Georgia an ...

Forsyth

Jeane Hall Callaway, 75, Cumming
Jeane Hall Callaway, 75, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Gracemont Assisted Living, Cumming, GA.  She was a school teacher for 20 plus years and tau ...
Robert Dean Forsee, 81, Cumming
Devoted son, brother, husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Robert Dean Forsee passed away Monday September 5th in his home peacefully after a ten year battle ...
Edna Elaine McArdle, 76, Cumming
Edna Elaine McArdle passed away Monday the fifth of September, 2016.  Edna was born in Hickory NC, January ninth, 1940 to Ransom and Lula Hudson.  The second youngest of ...

Habersham

Phyllis Sutton Drury, 75, Clarkesville
Phyllis Sutton Drury, age 75, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 5, 2016, following an extended illness. No formal services are planned at t ...
Robert Gene Eller, 76, Demorest
Memorial services for Gene Eller, age 76 of Demorest will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM from Good News Baptist Church with Rev. Austin Kelley officiating.&n ...

Hall

Tommy Lanier Dunagan, 68, Gainesville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. September 9, 2016 at Central Baptist Church for Tommy Lanier Dunagan, age 68 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will officiate. The ...
Elizabeth “Betty” Virginia Gravenhorst, 94, of Gainesville GA, passed away September 5, 2016. Betty was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. ...

Jackson

Marie Louise Bennett, 85, Hoschton
Marie Louise Bennett, age 85, of Hoschton passed away Monday, September 5, 2016. Survivors include her husband Billy Bennett; sons Wayne Alan Bennett and wife Cheri, William J ...

Rabun

Janet Ruth Turner, 75, Wiley
Janet Ruth Ramey Turner, age 75, of Wiley, Ga. passed away peacefully at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born August 11, 1941 the daughter of the late Cha ...

White

Aubrey Papa, 1, Cleveland
Aubrey Papa, age 1 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016. Aubrey was born on October 27, 2014 to Justin Papa and Alexandrea Mumper.  Aubrey was a very beau ...
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.