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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Doris M. Bryant, 91, Cumming
Doris M. Bryant, age 91, of Cumming, GA passed away on Jan. 9th, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. Doris was born December 16, 1925 to Ed and Alice Greiner of Frui ...

Gwinnett

Lance D. Barnes, 51, Peoria, IL, formerly Gwinnett County
Lance D. Barnes, age 51 of Peoria, IL and formerly of Gwinnett County died suddenly on Friday, December 30, 2016. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:00 P ...

Habersham

Janet Elizabeth Anderson, 70, Mt. Airy
Janet Elizabeth Anderson, age 70, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 8, 2017.   Mrs. Anderson was born on March 18 ...
Ann Sutton Hill, 67, Demorest
Ann Sutton Hill, age 67, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hill was born on October 1, 1949, in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
Patsy Nell Higgins Ordner, age 87, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 9, 2017 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Ordner was born on January 30, 1929 in B ...
James "Jim" Douglas Owens, 77, Clarkesville
James "Jim" Douglas Owens, age 77 of Clarkesville passed away Monday, January 9, 2017.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:00 P ...

Hall

James ( Doc) Couch, 86, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for, James ( Doc) Couch age 86 of Clermont, Ga.  Services will be at 2:00 pm  Wednesday in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Les Ful ...
Gregory Keith Chapman, 58, Gainesville
Gregory Keith Chapman, age 58, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, January 9, 2017.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and the son of the late Joe Thomas an ...
Robert Hulon Green, 78, Gainesville
We sorrowfully announce that Robert H. Green, 78, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Mr. Green was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher and coach at se ...
Joan Seagraves Hernandez, 66, Gainesville
Joan Seagraves Hernandez age 66 of Gainesville passed away Monday Jan. 9, 2017 at her residence.   Ms. Hernandez was born July 19, 1950 to the late William Carlton & ...
Mr. Alton Harold "Bip" Scott, Jr., 79, of Gainesville passed away Monday January 9, 2017 following an extended illness. A graduate of Brown High School class of 1955, Mr ...
June E. Strong, 85, Gainesville
June E. Strong age 85 of Gainesville passed away January 9, 2017. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Douglas Franklin “Frank” Murphy, age 73, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017. Mr. Murphy was born i ...
Hoyt Dock Harkins, 85, Braselton
Hoyt Dock Harkins, age 85, of Braselton passed away Monday, January 9, 2017.  Hoyt has lived in the area for 50 years.  He loved to fish and hunt.  Survivors include ...

Lumpkin

Scott Alan Crumley, 46, Dahlonega
Mr. Scott Alan Crumley, 46, of Dahlonega, passed away on January 9, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...

Stephens

Thomas Joel Edwards, 45, Toccoa
Thomas Joel Edwards (Tommy), 45, of Toccoa Georgia died unexpectedly Monday January 9th, 2017 in Toccoa. A son of Gayle Anderson Edwards and the late Tom Edwards, he was born Se ...
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.