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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 6th, 2017

Banks

Charlie Wade, 82, Alto
Charlie Wade, age 82, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Wade was born on July 6, 1934 in Banks County ...

Forsyth

Dominic Anthony Accetta of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 6th, 2017 at the age of 81.  The son of Rocco and Angelina Accetta, Sicilian immigrants, he was born i ...
Doris Irene Flynn, 83, Cumming
Doris Irene Flynn, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Tom Ed Flynn; parents Leon and Effie Holbrook an ...

Gwinnett

Josef Daniel Neuburger, 75 of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 6, 2017.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, Ga., www.mcdonaldandson.com

Hall

Amy Marie Couget, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Amy Marie Couget, 95, of Gainesville passed away on January 6, 2017 A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial Pa ...
Sammy Gene Bryant, 69, Gainesville
Sammy Gene Bryant, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. He was a faithful husband, wonderful father and the best Papa that ever lived. He is survived b ...
Henry B. Humphries, 84, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday January 10, 2017 at New Haven Congregational Holiness Church for Henry B. Humphries, age 84 of Gainesville. The Rev. Wayne Hick ...
Alfred Sullens, 68, Gainesville
 Alfred Sullens, age 68, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. A Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of M ...

Jackson

Julie E. Pyles, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Julie E. Pyles, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, January 6, 2017.  Mrs. Pyles was preceded by her husb ...

Lumpkin

Sammie Lane Davis, 80, Dahlonega
Sammie Lane Davis, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday January 6, 2017 at Foothills Retirement Home in Dahlonega, GA. She was born in Lumpkin County and had lived in ...

Other

Albert Neal Whigham, 73, Alpharetta
Albert Neal Whigham, age 73 of Alpharetta, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017.  He was a Army Veteran. Albert was a member of Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church and was the o ...

Stephens

Mr. Quinnion Willard Griffin, age 64, of 92 Robin Place, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the home. A son of the late Luther and Amey Lee Sertain Griffin ...
James Claude Lawson, 93, Toccoa
Mr. James Claude “J.C.” Lawson, age 93 of 15 Fern Point Extension, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of th ...

White

Michael Paul Dobbins, 59, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Michael Paul Dobbins, age 59 of Cleveland, formally of Marietta, Georgia. Mr. Dobbins passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. G ...
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.