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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 23rd, 2017

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Miss Adalynn Aliyse Coronado, age 3, of Winder passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017.  Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Chapel of ...
D.J. Thompson, 78, Winder
D. J. Thompson, age 78, of Winder, GA passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-three years, Clara Boggs Thompson; parents, John an ...

Forsyth

Doris Rebecca Russell, 77, Cumming
Doris Rebecca Russell, age 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017. She was born in 1940, to the late Chester and DeLena Lacey. Doris retired from the Civil Ser ...

Gwinnett

Dominick T. DiPietro, 91, Buford
Dominick T. DiPietro, age 91 of Buford, GA died Saturday, December 23, 2017. Mr. DiPietro has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, December 29, 2017 at 1:0 ...
Donald Wayne Gossage, 81, Suwanee
Donald Wayne Gossage, age 81 of Suwanee, GA passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Autumn Leaves of Sugarloaf assisted living memory care community in Suwanee, GA following an ...

Habersham

Dorothy Bramlett, 94, Demorest
Dorothy Bramlett, age 94 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center.  Born in Habersham County on July 5, 1923, she was a daughter of ...

Hall

Myra Clentontyne Cockerham, 87, Gainesville
Myra Clentontyne Cockerham, 87, of Gainesville, GA and formerly of Enterprise, AL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Gainesville. She joined her husband, Ra ...
Robert Howell Steadman, 87, Flowery Branch
Robert Howell Steadman, 87 of Flowery Branch passed away Friday December 23, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday December 29, 2017 at the Po ...
Robert Howell Steadman, 87, Flowery Branch
Robert Howell Steadman, 87 of Flowery Branch passed away Friday December 23, 2017 at his residence. Born in Westminster, South Carolina, Mr. Steadman had lived in Hall County fo ...

Jackson

Carolyn Imogene Duckworth, 72, Jefferson
Carolyn Imogene Duckworth, age 72, of Jefferson, GA passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.   She is survived by her s ...
Inez Barron Mize, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Inez Barron Mize, age 90, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Bountifull Hills Personal Care Home.  Mrs. Mize was born in Clarksville to the late James Co ...
Donald Lee Robarts, 43, Carnesville
Donald Lee Robarts, age 43 of Carnesville, GA passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017.   Born in Tampa, FL on Aug. 19, 1974, Mr. Robarts was the son of the late Arthur J. &l ...

Lumpkin

Paul William Shirley, 83, Dahlonega
Paul William Shirley, 83, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday December 23, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born February 2, 1934 to the late Talley a ...
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.