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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 27th, 2017

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Dennis Alvin Conwell, 64, Auburn
Dennis Alvin Conwell, age 64, of Auburn passed away Monday, March 27, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Jerry Lee Blalock, 73, Dawsonville
Jerry Lee Blalock, 73, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA. He was a member of North Roswell Baptist Church. He love ...

Habersham

Marilyn Robinson McAlister, age 61, of Alto, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Born on June 4, 1955, she was a daughter of late Marvin and Annie Robinson. Mrs. McAlister was e ...
Eulene L. Murphy, 89, Cornelia
Eulene London Murphy, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Born in Barberton, Ohio she was a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Viola Barrett London. Mrs. ...

Hall

Timothy “Tim” L. Millwood, 51, of Oakwood, passed away at his home Monday after a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Mo ...
Mark Edward Baker, 50, Gainesville
Mark Edward Baker, 50, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on March 27, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in the Chap ...

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Anna Cooke Porter, 56, Commerce
Anna Cooke Porter, age 56 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at her residence.   Born in New Jersey, Mrs. Porter was the daughter of the late Phillip R ...
Betty Jean Sears, 78, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jean Sears, age 78, of Commerce died Monday, March 27, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Sears was born in Commerce to the late, Happy Jack and Myrtice Carter Waldrop.&n ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Zonda Christine Gunnells Christopher, age 59, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. ...

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Mr. Joseph “Joe” Elwood Irvin, age 70 of Deep Creek Road, Dewey Rose, Georgia and formerly of Toccoa passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Elbert Memorial Hospital. ...

Stephens

Mr. John Crawford Hemrick, Jr., age 67 of 170 Mill Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late John C. Hemrick, Sr. and Rosa M ...

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John Edward House, 84, Cleveland
John Edward House, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. House was born on July 2, 1932, in Winder, Georgia to the late Garnet ...
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.