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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 11th, 2017

Forsyth

Jean M. Cahill, 66, Cumming
Jean M. Cahill passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017. Her husband of 66 years, Charles R. Cahill, preceded her in death last year. She is survived by her 3 children Jeffrey Cahi ...
Rema Martin, 79, Cumming
Rema Martin, 79, passed away at Northside Forsyth Hospital on March 11, 2017. He is survived by his wife Shirley Martin of Cumming. Children Cherri and Dennis Howell of Big Cano ...

Habersham

Rev. Larry D. Carnes, 69, Mount Airy
Rev. Larry D. Carnes, age 69 of Mt. Airy, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Born in Athens, Georgia on July 5, 1947, he was a son of the late N. B. Carnes ...
David M. Martin, Sr., 88, Cornelia
David M. Martin Sr., age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Mr. Martin was born on November 27, 1928 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Andrew P. ...

Hall

Carlton Buffington, 94, Gillsville
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday March 13 ,2017 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Carlton Buffington , 94 , of Gillsville ,Ga . Rev. Marshall Dale will officiate ...
The final chapter of the storied, textbook life of Cecil William Davis closed March 11, 2017.   The textbook nearly went unwritten as he was diagnosed with diphtheria at age ...
Jimmie Vandiver Glosson, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Jimmie Vandiver  Glosson, 85  of Gainesville died peacefully Saturday March 11, 2017 at her residence. A loving daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother and grandmo ...
Ann Robinson, 64, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held for Ann Robinson 64 of Gainesville, Ga. at 2:00pm Tuesday March 14, 2017 in the stateroom of Little & Davenport. Mrs. Robinson died Sat March 11, ...
Charlie Sanders, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie Sanders, 73 of Gainesville died Saturday March 11, 2017. ?A native of Jackson County, Mr. Sanders had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  He was the so ...

White

Shelia Black, 67, Sautee-Nacoochee
Shelia Black, age 67 of Sautee, passed away on Saturday March 11, 2017 at her residence. Ms. Black was born on November 16, 1949, in Toccoa, Georgia to Suvilla Caudell Black and ...
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.