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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 3rd, 2017

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James Grady Higgins, 84, Winder
James Grady Higgins, age 84, of Winder, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Eddy Lamar Holbrook; daughter, Dwyna Christine Elinburg; pa ...

Dawson

Junior Higgins, 83, Dawsonville
Junior Higgins, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 3, 2017 at Emory University Hospital following a short illness. Born July 25, 1934 in Forsyth County to the late R ...

Forsyth

Annette Green Albert, 52, Cumming
Annette Green Albert, age 52, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Memorial services will be held Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 pm at Nix Bridge Park in Dawsonville. ...
Sheridan Ashley Dancy, 69, Cumming
Sheridan Ashley Dancy, age 69, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Trevor Townley. Survivors include her husband, Roy Dancy o ...
J.W. Holbrook, 92, Cumming
J.W. Holbrook, age 92, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was a lifetime member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.  J.W. was a United States Army Air ...

Gwinnett

Jo Anne Koenig, 78, Buford
Mrs. Jo Anne Koenig, age 78, of Buford passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October ...

Habersham

Barbara Morrison Moore, 86, Clarkesville
Barbara Morrison Moore, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Moore was born on August 22, 1931, in Jack ...

Hall

Barbara Jean Bryant, 83, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday October 6, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara Jean Bryant age 83 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Smith will o ...
Billy "Bill" Melvin Lipscomb, 85, Gainesville
Billy M. “Bill” Lipscomb, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at 10:03 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. A lifelong resident of Gainesville, Bill ...

Jackson

John William Hasenauer, 58, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of John William Hasenauer, age 58, of Nicholson GA, who passed away on Tuesday October 3, 2017. John was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania a s ...

Lumpkin

Daniel Lee “Bo” Brantley II, age 41, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Daniel was born in Atlanta on July 9, 1976 to the late Daniel Lee and Bren ...
Vernell Peck, 89, Dahlonega
Vernell Peck age 89 of Dahlonega passed away on October 3, 2017.  Mrs. Peck was a lifetime resident of Hall and Lumpkin Counties.  She was a member of Yellow Creek Baptis ...

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Susie Jeanette Kesler Burrell, 86, South Carolina
Mrs. Susie Jeanette Kesler Burrell, age 86 of 130 Burrell Drive, Westminster, South Carolina passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A daughter of the ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.