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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 18th, 2017

Forsyth

Lorene Alma Stewart, 78, Cumming
  Lorene Alma Stewart, age 78, born in Forsyth County on March 3, 1939, and was call home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. After 30 plus years as a custo ...
Dennis Winter, 73, Cumming
  Dennis Winter, 73 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday October 18, 2017. He was born on May 2, 1944 in Chicago, IL the son of Clarence and Sophie Szcyublewski Winte ...

Gwinnett

Ricky Lamar Gravitt, 55, Lawrenceville
Ricky Lamar Gravitt, age 55, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Mr. Gravitt is survived by his children, Rosa Gravitt, Lawrenceville, GA, Amanda Gravi ...
Donna Wood Moon, 81, Dacula
Donna Wood Moon, age 81, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferris Moon. She is survived by her children, Amanda Wo ...

Habersham

Claud C. Greene, 89, Baldwin
Claud C. Greene, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. No formal services will be held. Those wishing to express online condolences to the ...
Timothy Hulsey, 60, Cornelia
Timothy Hulsey, age 60 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Born on October 18, 1957 in Demorest, Georgia, he was a son of Mojean Thomas Hulsey of Demorest ...

Hall

Donald Duane Davidson II, 76, Gainesville
Donald Duane Davidson II, 76, of Sundown Drive, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, after an extended illness.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Donald Duane Davidson an ...
Mark Mitchell Ham, V, 32, Gainesville
Mark Mitchell Ham V of Gainesville, GA passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2017 at the age of 32. Mark is survived by his parents Mark M Ham IV and Eugenia Ham of Gainesville, ...

Jackson

Mrs. Faye Burnette Fitzpatrick, age 74, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Kindred Hospice.  Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born in Toccoa to the late Odell and Mildred ...

Lumpkin

Ms. Patricia Hardin Abercrombie of Dahlonega passed away from a sudden illness. Born January 3rd, 1953, to parents WA and Christine Hardin, Pat lived most of her life in Dahlone ...
Janice Kay Gray, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Janice Kay Gray, age 80, of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully in her home on October 18, 2017. Janice was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 16, 1936 to the late Paul Edwa ...

Other

Tina Chance Stowers, 87, Marietta
Tina Chance Stowers, 87 of Marietta passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Mrs. Stowers was a member of the Pendley Hills Civic Association, the Pendley Hills Neighborhood ...

Rabun

Joshua Allan Ferry, went to be with the Lord October 18, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family at UNC Children’s Hospital Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Joshu ...
Joshua Allan Ferry, went to be with the Lord October 18, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family at UNC Children’s Hospital Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Joshu ...
Joshua Allan Ferry, went to be with the Lord October 18, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family at UNC Children’s Hospital Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Joshu ...

Stephens

Emily Ann Meeks Cash, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Emily Ann Meeks Cash, age 81 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Bee Hive Assisted Living Facility. A daughter of the late Jess J. and Minnie Lee Colli ...

White

Laura Ann Jones, 49, Cleveland
Laura Ann Jones, age 49 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017.   Ms. Jones was born July 23, 1968 in Asheboro, NC to James Julian and Rita Robertson. She ...
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.