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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2017

Dawson

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, Dawsonville
Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on January 13, 2017. Joan was retired from Lockheed Martin and she was also a graduate of Georgia Tech. She is predecea ...
James H. Ledbetter, 82, Dawsonville
James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 13, 2017 at Northside Cherokee Hospital following a period of declining health. Born December 15, 1934 in Dawso ...

Habersham

Lurlene E. Meeks, 85, Cornelia
Lurlene E. Meeks, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017 peacefully at her home. Mrs. Meeks was born on April 19, 1931 in Alto, Geor ...
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, 93, Demorest
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Deland, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017. Mrs. Wayne was born on November 17, 1923 in ...

Hall

Jennifer Anne Perry, 56, Gainesville
Jennifer Anne Perry, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 following a battle with cancer. She had lived in Hall County for the past 11 years, and work ...
Martha Marie Marshall Mize, 82, Gainesville
A TIME TO BE BORN … Martha Marie Marshall Mize was born February 10, 1934.  She transitioned on January 13, 2017, after a short illness.  She was preceded in de ...

White

Donald Eugene Henshall, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Donald Eugene Henshall, age 90 of Cleveland. Mr. Henshall passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. “Don” was ...
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.