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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 11th, 2017

Habersham

Lee M. Henderson, 85, Clarkesville
  Lee M. Henderson age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born in Boaz, Alabama on May 22, 1931, he was a son of the late John and Estelle ...

Hall

Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, 79, Gainesville
           Mr. Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Northeast Georgia ...
John Daniel Thompson, Sr, 89, Flowery Branch
John Daniel Thompson, Sr. went home to be with our Lord on January 11, 2017. He was 89. Dr. Thompson was born on July 10, 1927, in Plains, Georgia, to Mildred Marie Dykes Thompson ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Fred “Jimmy” Avant, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  Mr. Avant ...

Lumpkin

Phyllis Margaret Andrews, 96, Dahlonega
Phyllis Margaret Andrews, age 96, of Birmingham, AL (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday January 11, 2017.   Phyllis a loving mother, grandmother, and gr ...
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, Dahlonega
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at his Dahlonega home of natural causes.  Robert was born December 19, 1953 in Smyrna, Georgia to Miler and Frances Weeks.& ...

Other

Cicero Bennett, 89, Statesboro
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cicero Bennett, age 89 of Statesboro, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  ...

Stephens

Frank Howard Turpin, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Howard Turpin, age 80, of Regan Drive, Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.    A son of the late Charles M. an ...

Union

Ronald “Ron” Cole Lingerfelt, age 64, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 10, 2017. “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother&rdquo ...

White

Samuel M. Montgomery, 79, Cleveland
Samuel M. Montgomery, 79 of Cleveland, GA passed Wednesday, January 11, 2017.      Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little &am ...
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.