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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 29th, 2017

Banks

Barbara Ann Flannigan, 61, Maysville
Services for Barbara Ann Flannigan age 61 of Maysville, Ga. Died March 29, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday  April 1, 2017 at 2:00  p.m.  In Strick ...

Forsyth

Randy Hall, 53, Cumming
Randy Hall, age 53, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was a truck driver with Thomas Concrete and former employee of Downey Trees and J. B. Hunt Trucking Compan ...
Mary (Jean) Kirby, 69, Cumming
Mary (Jean) Kirby, 69, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  Jean loved reading books, watching movies, playing games, and listening to music.. Survivors inclu ...

Gwinnett

Montie Brogdon Thompson, age 92 of Buford, Georgia, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  Funeral service will be held Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...

Habersham

Shirley Ann Banks, 60, Clarkesville
Shirley Ann Banks, age 60 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on April 21, 1956, she was a daughter of Homer and ...
Pat Hunnicutt Parker, 66, Cornelia
Pat Hunnicutt Parker, age 66, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Mrs. Parker was born on July 23, 1950, in Macon County, North Carolina; a daughter ...
Martha Jean Crowe Thomley, 81, Clarkesville
The Funeral Mass for Martha Jean Crowe Thomley, 81, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 7, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Clarkesville, with Father Jose Luis  Hernande ...
Linda Faye Sims Poole, 69, Demorest
Funeral services for Linda Faye Sims Poole, affectionately known by her family and friends simply as "Nena", age 69, of Demorest will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at ...

Hall

Franklin Royce Griffin Jr., 89, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday April 1, 2017 at Dunagans Chapel United Methodist Church for Franklin Royce Griffin Jr., age 89 of Gillsville. Mary Lee Grif ...
Larry Eugene Wehunt, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Larry Eugene Wehunt, 78 of Flowery Branch, Ga. died Wednesday March 29, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday April ...

Jackson

  Betty Jane “BJ” Parr Gorham, a native of Athens, GA. died March 29 at Brookside Commerce, with family at her side. The youngest daughter of the late Henry Lew ...
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.