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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 24th, 2017

Dawson

Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard, 50, Dawsonville
Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. A resident of Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Emma Lou McConnell, 95, Cumming
Emma Lou McConnell, age 95, of Cumming, GA, passed away on March 24, 2017. Emma Lou was born in 1922, to the late Enoch and Alice Nix. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Churc ...
Imre M. Gombos, 81, Cumming
Imre M. Gombos, 81, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday March 24, 2017. A Reception/Celebration of Life, will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Polo ...
Alan Lewis Kates, 50, Cumming
Mr. Alan Lewis Kates age 50 of Cumming passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta following an extended illness.         &nbs ...
Beverly J. Scott, 54, Cumming
Beverly J. Scott, age 54, of Cumming, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017.  She loved her Church and was a prayer warrior and had a love for southern gospel music. She was p ...

Hall

Harold Dallas Gee, 75, Gainesville
 Mr. Harold Dallas Gee age 75 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 in Commerce, Ga following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday M ...
Brenda Turpin, 41, Gillsville
Mrs. Brenda Turpin, 41, of Gillsville passed away March 24, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Ho ...
Bobby Black, 42, Gillsville
Bobby Black, age 42, of Gillsville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017.   Mr. Black was born on December 2, 1974, in Demorest, Georgia. He was p ...
Willene Chastain, 88, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Willene Hulsey Chastain,88, of Flowery Branch passed away at home Friday March 24, 2017 surrounded by her family after an extended illness.  Willene's death marks the ...
  Mr. Henry Thomas “Jeep” Woodliff, 101, of Gainesville died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 11th, 1915 in Flowery B ...

White

Bobbie Haynes, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bobbie Neal Haynes, age 88 of Cleveland. Bobbie passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Ruth Schofield, 91, Helen
Francis Ruth Schofield, age 91 of Helen, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Mrs. Schofield was born August 17, 1925 in Robertstown, GA to the late Andrew and Elizabeth Abernath ...
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.