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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 17th, 2017

Forsyth

L. B. (Sonny) Kennedy, 83, Cumming
L. B. (Sonny) Kennedy, age 83, of Cumming, formerly of Claxton, GA, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Kennedy of Cumming; sons and daughter ...
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87, Cumming
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday March 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Janice Green Ellenburg was born on March 5, 1943 in Atlanta, GA to parents Thomas Mack Green and Mary Watkins Green. She had one brother, Tom Green. Her early years were spent in t ...

Gwinnett

Eleanor Lee Francis, 90, Johns Creek
Eleanor Lee Francis, born 7/17/1926 in Pennsboro,WV died peacefully on 3/19/17 in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born the daughter of William Worstell and Hazel Worstell , and grad ...

Jackson

Barbara Jean Mitchell, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Barbara Jean Mitchell, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, March 17, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Mitchell was born in Linton, IN to the late Robert and ...
Tommy Earl Hardy, 73, Jefferson
Tommy Earl Hardy, age 73, of Jefferson passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.  Tommy served in the United States Army.  He was a big race fan and was a retired truck driver. ...
Caleb Steven Moore, 19, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Caleb Steven Moore, age 19, of  Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  Mr. Moore was born in A ...

Lumpkin

Louie Kennith Payne III, 18, Dahlonega
Louie Kennith Payne III, better known as Bo, passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 17, 2017. He was 18. A senior at Lumpkin County High, Bo was highly involved with the ...

Other

William (Mike) Michael McGehee, age 54, of Tucker, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Mike was a member of Pleasantdale Church of God and ...
Loyce Henley O’Neill, age 92 of Athens, Georgia, passed away after an extended illness on Friday, March 17, at the home of her son Donald O’Neill and his wife Darla. ...
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.