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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 1st, 2017

Banks

Charlie Hewell, 71, Baldwin
Mr. Charlie Hewell, 71, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on March 1, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Fune ...

Forsyth

Helen Crosier, 84, Cumming
Helen Crosier, 84 of Cumming, GA, passed away on March 1, 2017. There are no services planned locally. Services will be held in Dover, TN at a later date. Condolences may ...
Janet Eck, 86, Suwanee
Janet Eck, 86 of Suwanee GA, passed away on March 1, 2017. There are no services planned locally. Interment will follow at a later date in the Indiantown Gap National Cemeter ...

Gwinnett

Janet Eck, 86, Suwanee
Janet Eck, 86 of Suwanee GA, passed away on March 1, 2017. There are no services planned locally. Interment will follow at a later date in the Indiantown Gap National Cemeter ...

Habersham

Donald Ferguson, 88, Cornelia
Donald Ferguson, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Mr. Ferguson was born on March 29, 1928, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late Logan and Ethe ...
Pastor Gerald Maurice Lee, 77, Turnerville
Pastor Gerald Maurice Lee, age 77 of Turnerville, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his residence. Born in Florence, South Carolina on February 20, 1940, he was a son of ...
  Charles C. Morrison, Jr., age 79, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Mr. Morrison was born on August 26, 1937 in Mobile, Alabama to the late Cha ...

Hall

Nancy Wittbrodt Mizer, 75, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Nancy Wittbrodt Mizer, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial Services ...
Jeffrey Mark Stampfli, 60, Flowery Branch
Jeffrey Mark Stampfli, 60, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He fought a two year battle with an aggressive brain cancer.  Jeffrey was bo ...

Jackson

Pamela Yvonne Gordon, 47, Athens
Pamela Yvonne Gordon, age 47 of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Athens, GA, Mrs. Gordon was the daughter of Tom and Joann Pa ...

Stephens

Mr. Lonar Hobart “Jack” Durden, Jr., age 99 of 795 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Lonar H ...

White

Vernon Farmer, 83, Cleveland
Vernon Farmer, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Farmer was born on March 31, 1933, in Hall County, to the late Henry Grady and ...
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.