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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 18th, 2017

Habersham

Mozelle Nunnally Carlan, 94, Hollingsworth Community
Mozelle Nunnally Carlan, age 94, of the Hollingsworth Community in Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mrs. Carlan was born on October 27, 1922, in Ban ...
Mary Justus Cross Franklin, 95, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Justus Cross Franklin, age 95 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Kenn ...
Bess Duncan Hodkinson, 81, Clarkesville
Bess Duncan Hodkinson, age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Mrs. Hodkinson was born on March 2, 1935, in Fairburn, Georgia, ...

Hall

Bobby Lee Brawner, 55, Gainesville
Bobby Lee Brawner , age 55 of Gainesville Georgia passed away on January 18, 2017.  Services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.

Jackson

Geraldine Adams Lee, 84, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Geraldine Adams Lee, age 84 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Mrs. Lee was born in Jackso ...
Richard "Rick" Anthony Murphy, age 60, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, January 23, 2017  at L ...
Johnny Cecil Swain, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Johnny Cecil Swain, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Mr. Swain was born in Commer ...

Lumpkin

John Abercrombie, 86, Dahlonega
John Abercrombie, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Tuesday January 18, 2017. Johnny was born on December 6, 1930 and was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
Rezin Harkins, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Rezin Harkins, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 following a period of declining health. Born to parents Benjamin and Alice Stover Harkins in Such ...
Betty Sue Rucker, 67, Dahlonega
Betty Sue Rucker, age 67, a long-time resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoy ...
Melvina Lou Barton, 72, Dahlonega
Graveside Services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Sunday January 22, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery for Martha Melvina Lou Barton aka “Mickey”, age 72, of Dahlon ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Martha Geraldine “Jeri” Westmoreland Bruner, age 78 of Sautee Nacoochee. Mrs. Bruner passed away Wednesd ...
Lisa Yvonne Lewallen, 52, Cleveland
Lisa Yvonne Lewallen, age 52 of Cleveland, was carried away by the angels to her heavenly home on Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017. Ms. Lewallen was born June 25, 1964 in Gai ...
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.