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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 10th, 2017

Dawson

Darrell Waters, 85, Dawsonville
Darrell Waters, age 85, of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Mr. Waters was a native and lifelong resident of Dawsonville.  He was born, in the same house ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Michael Culligan, “Tom”, 89, passed away peacefully on November 10th, 2017 while surrounded by his children.  He was a loving, thoughtful, intelligent, athl ...

Habersham

Kenneth Robert Baumeister, known as Ken to friends and family, age 71, of Cornelia, GA passed away peacefully Friday, November 10, 2017.   Ken is survived by his wife, B ...

Hall

Barbara Lois Elden, 70, Braselton
Mrs. Barbara Lois Elden, of Braselton passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 in Braselton, surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2017 a ...
Rebecca Marlene Snelson, age 61, passed away on November 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the ...
Sue Tanner, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sue A. Tanner, 69, of Flowery Branch passed away on November 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Born on February 1, 1948 ...

Jackson

Kevin Francis Elinski, 60, Pendergrass
Kevin Francis Elinski, age 60, of Pendergrass passed away Friday, November 10, 2017.  Kevin was Buffalo Bills and Red Sox fan.  He loved motorcycles, fixing things, his f ...

Lumpkin

Sonya Renee English, 41, Dahlonega
Sonya Renee English, age 41, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Sonya was born in Brunswick, GA on December 7, 1975.  Two things made her happy; a kayak a ...
Melvin Fortner, 74, Dahlonega
Melvin Fortner, age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Mr. Fortner was born in Lumpkin County the son of the late Raliegh and Bonnie Grizzle Fortner. He wa ...

Other

Dennis “Denny” John Ryan of Alpharetta, GA passed away peacefully at his home on November 10, 2017, after a long illness.  Denny was born July 28, 1946, in St. Pau ...
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.