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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 15th, 2017

Dawson

Timothy Gordon Elzey, 53, Dawsonville
Timothy Gordon Elzey, age 53, of Dawsonville, formerly of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Survivors include his daughters, Savannah Leigh Elzey of Dawsonv ...
Kimberly Lambert Dorsey, 35, Dawsonville
Kimberly Lambert-Dorsey, 35, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday March 15, 2017. Born July 11, 1981 in College Park, Georgia, she had lived in Dawson County for over 20 years.& ...

Forsyth

Gene Marion Chambers, 89, Cumming
Gene Marion Chambers, age 89, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Gene was born on September 4, 1926, in Homer, GA, to the late Roy and Irene Chambers. Gene was ...
Nathan S. Bennett, age 53, passed away unexpectantly on March 10, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father Roger Roy Bennett.  Nathan is survived by his mother, Regina H. B ...
Helen Otto Hopkins, 82, Cumming
Helen Otto Hopkins of Cumming, GA died peacefully on March 15, 2017.  She was born on July 31, 1934 in Evansville, IN to Louis and Alzadia Otto.  Helen Graduated from Bos ...

Habersham

Patsy Tyler Dean, 77, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Patsy Tyler Dean, age 77, of Clarkesville will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Free and Rev. Raymon ...
Kitty Caudell, 85, Baldwin
Kitty Caudell, age 85, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the residence of Bobby and Ann Smith. Ms. Caudell was born on January 26, 1932, in Banks ...

Jackson

Linda Anne Cowart, 74, Commerce
Linda Anne Cowart, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017.   Mrs. Cowart was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ida Rougeau and the widow of J.L. ...
Irene Hollis Funderburk, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Hollis Funderburk, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  Mrs. Funderburk was born i ...

Lumpkin

William Rutherford Cason, 78, Dahlonega
William Rutherford Cason , age 78 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on March 15, 2017 following a short illness. Bill was born in Sandersville Georgia.  He graduated from North ...
James Leroy Fortner, 75, Dahlonega
James Leroy Fortner, age 75, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, with his family by his side he completed his journey home to be with J ...
Edward George Biernacki, 63, Dahlonega
Edward George Biernacki, 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  A Memorial Service will be hel ...

White

Beatrice Turner, 86, Cleveland
Beatrice Turner, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Turner was born on November 18, 1928 in Augusta, GA to the late Clau ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.