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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 28th, 2017

Dawson

Clara Jean Wonn Starr, 93, Dawsonville
Clara Jean Wonn Starr, 93, of Dawsonville, Georgia (formerly of Vero Beach, Florida and West Bloomfield, MI) died on February 28, 2017.  Clara Jean was the wife of Walter W ...

Gwinnett

Loyd Alfred Terrell, 83, Buford
Loyd Alfred Terrell, age 83 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton M ...

Habersham

Nancy Lee Watkins, 87, Mt. Airy
Nancy Lee Watkins, age 87 of Cleveland and formerly of Mt. Airy passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Born in Banks County, Georgia on February 26, 1930, she was a daughter ...

Hall

Martha Jane Collins, 75, Oakwood
Mrs. Martha Jane Collins, age 75, of Oakwood died Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Mrs. Collins was born in Cleveland, GA to the late Jeff and Mary Allen Dyer.  She served ...
Lilly Bell Griffith, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Lilly Bell Griffith age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday February 28, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
John Howard Kesler, 84, Oakwood
John Howard Kesler 84, of Oakwood passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at NEGMC.  John had battled cancer for the past 5 years. Mr. Kesler was born April 24, 1 ...
Rita Aline Miller, 62, Gainesville
          Ms. Rita Aline Miller, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...
Willie Rosario, 54, Flowery Branch
Willie Rosario, 54, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 after complications resulting from surgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm at North Georgia ...
Samuel O. Wolford, Jr, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel O. Wolford, Jr., 78, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on February 28, 2017. A celebration of Life service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Go ...
Carolyn Conner, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Carolyn Conner, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a extended illness.    Funeral ...
Linda Satterfield Kinsey, 70, Gainesville
Linda Satterfield Kinsey age 70 of Gainesville passed away Jan. 1, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.   Mrs. Kinsey was born in Gainesville to the la ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gordon Westervelt Mann Sr., age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Mr. Mann was born in Kingston, New Yo ...

Lumpkin

Paul Eugene McClure, 81, Dahlonega
Paul Eugene McClure, 81 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on September 11, 1935.  Paul first attended ...
Lottie Mae O'Kelley Ledford, 100, Dahlonega
Mrs. Lottie Mae O’Kelley Ledford, age 100 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on February 28, 2017.  Mrs. Ledford was born February 22, 1917 and a native of Lumpkin County ...

Other

Marion Edward Conway, age 60 of Comer, GA passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his residence.   Born in New York, Mr. Conway was the son of the late Curtis and Ma ...
Emily Denise Craft, 63, Athens
Emily Denise Craft, 63 of Athens, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson ...
Mary Carol Dixon Collins Wagnon, of Hull, GA passed from this world surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 and spent her 77th birthday with her Lord Jesus. &n ...

Stephens

Mrs. Judean “Judy” Ramey Palmer, age 70 of Midget Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late D.T. a ...
Grigg Wilson Shirley, 67, Eastanollee
Mr. Grigg Wilson Shirley, age 67 of 946 Turner Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Idus and Ola ...

White

Virginia Jane Addington, 86, Cleveland
Virginia Jane Addington, our “Granny,” passed away from this Earth on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. She was born June 23, 1930, in East Aurora, New York, to Suzanna an ...
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.