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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 15th, 2017

Dawson

Ruby Harben, 83, Dawsonville
Ruby Harben, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 15, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 10, 1934 to the late Grover and Lizzie ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Munson Orgeron, 83, Suwanee
Barbara Munson Orgeron, 83 of Suwanee, GA passed away Friday December 15, 2017. She was a beloved mother of three Bambi Holt and Randy Orgeron and Robbin Washington and grandmot ...

Habersham

Tudy Bowen, 77, Clarkesville
Tudy Bowen, age 77, received her heavenly inheritance in Christ Jesus when He called her home on Friday, December 15, 2017.    She was born on October 22, 1940 in a ...
Kase Gerald Bowman, 3 m, Alto
Kase Gerald Bowman, age 3 months, of Alto, GA passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Kase is survived by his parents, Brandon and Sara Teems Bowman, Alto, GA; twin sister, Andi ...
Gary Franklin "Buddy" Allen, age 83 of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 following an extended illness.   Born in Clarkesville, Georgia o ...

Hall

Nancy Gesinski Brookshire, 65, Gainesville
Nancy Gesinski Brookshire age 65, while slumbering next to the love of  her life, Dwight, peacefully left this world for a place of Glory on  Friday morning December 15 ...

Jackson

William Bryan Harbin, 66, Commerce
William Bryan Harbin, age 66, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 15, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Harbin was born in Athens to the late Hoyt and Helen Mille ...

Lumpkin

Dr. Lawrence Joseph Sorohan (Larry) age 85 of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at NEGMC on Friday morning December 15th, 2017. Larry was the kindest, most loving and generous p ...
David Hall, Jr., 84, Dahlonega
Mr. David Hall Jr., age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017.   Mr. Hall was born in Atlanta on October 5, 1933 to the late David Sr. and Ruth Hudson H ...

Other

Jon Phillip Johnson, 60, Danielsville
Jon Phillip Johnson, age 60 of Danielsville, GA passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Atlanta, GA on March 12, 1957, he was the son of the late H ...

Stephens

Shirley Pruitt Garmon, 66, Toccoa
Mrs. Shirley Pruitt Garmon age 66 of 175 Bobby Street, Toccoa passed away Friday December 15, 2017 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Odell and Laura Mize Pruitt ...

White

James “Jimmy” Partin Jr., age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Mr. Partin was born February 5, 19 ...
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.