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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 19th, 2017

Forsyth

Jonathan Mark Cain of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully at his home on November 19, 2017. Mark was born on July 24, 1962 in Fayetteville, NC to William “Bill” and the ...
Melanie Lewis Shadburn has passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 19, 2017 at 7:32pm. She is survived by her husband of 20 years Waylon Shadburn. Her fo ...

Habersham

Walter Ivester Holbrook, 85, Clarkesville
Walter Ivester Holbrook, age 85, of Clarkesville passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. Born in Habersham County on March 28, 1932, Mr. Holbrook was the son of the late Wilmer H ...

Hall

Priscilla Barner Burnsed, 73, Gainesville
Priscilla Barner Burnsed, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Memoria ...

Lumpkin

Jack 'Bud' Moss Adams, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Jack M. “Bud” Adams, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. Bud was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on Augus ...

Stephens

Mrs. Brenda Jean Bruce Dickerson, age 73 of 148 Scott Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the la ...
Mr. George Edward Rollins, Jr., age 87 of 155 Oak Creek Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Brookside Senior Living, Commerce, Georgia. A son of the ...

White

Emily Nell Kircher, 71, Cleveland
  Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Emily Nell Kircher, age 71 of Cleveland. Emily passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. Emily was born in L ...
Emily Kirscher, 71, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Emily Nell Kirscher, age 71 of Cleveland. Mrs. Kirscher passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. Funeral arrangements ar ...
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.