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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 6th, 2017

Banks

Jean Caudell Thorne, 75, Homer
Jean Caudell Thorne, age 75, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Mrs. Thorne was born on December 22, 1941, in Homer, Georgia, to the late John and Vassi ...
Wayne McKinney, 64, Commerce
Wayne McKinney, age 64, of Commerce, GA passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife of twenty years, Della Elrod McKinney, Commerce, GA; son and d ...

Dawson

Carol Garrett, 72, Dawsonville
Carol Garrett, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born May 20, 1945 in Lumpkin County to the l ...

Habersham

Deborah Martin Brown, 60, Demorest
Deborah Martin Brown, age 60, died on Monday, November 6th, 2017 after an extended illness. Ms. Brown was born in Habersham County on October 25th, 1957. Ms. Brown was a native ...
Harold Butts, 87, Demorest
Harold Butts, age 87, of Demorest passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. Harold was born in Habersham County to the late John F. Butts and Minnie Brewster Butts.  He proudly ...

Hall

Paul Dale Sheldon, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Paul Dale Sheldon, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Graveside Servic ...
Phyllis Sue Steelreath, 54, Gainesville
Phyllis Sue Steelreath, 54, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at her residence. Born on May 16, 1963 in Goldsboro, NC she was the daughter of the la ...
Mark Ellis Pope, 56, Gainesville
Mark Ellis Pope, age 56, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Gainesville, GA. Mark will always be remem ...
Betty Jean Sylvester, 94, Gainesville
Betty Jean Sylvester age 94 of Gainesville passed away Monday November  6, 2017. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home  of Gainesville.  ...

Other

Tracy Leigh Duncan, 47, Danielsville
Mrs. Tracy Leigh Duncan, age 47, of Danielsville died Monday, November 6, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Duncan was born in Commerce to Martha Richey Smith of Commerce and the l ...
Robert Zane Jackson, 27, Comer
Robert Zane Jackson, age 27 of Comer, GA passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Athens, GA on Aug. 18, 1990, Mr. Jackson was the son of John and De ...

Rabun

Helen Moore Nichols, 88, Tiger
Helen Moore Nichols, age 88, passed away at her home in Tiger, Georgia, on November 6, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John Jefferson Moore and Betty Savannah Woodall Mo ...

White

Brilyn Hope Carter, inf, Cleveland
Brilyn Hope Carter, age 6 months, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Brilyn was born on May 5, 2017, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Christ ...
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.