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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 3rd, 2017

Banks

Ladonna Denise Gardiner, 42, Maysville
Ladonna Denise Gardiner, age 42 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday, March 02, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Gainesville, GA, Mrs. Gardiner was the daughter of Hayward ...

Dawson

  Barbara “Bobby” "Nanny” Durham, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 3, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health ...

Hall

Maudine Roberts Breeden, 67, Clermont
Maudine Roberts Breeden age 67 of Clermont, Ga. died March 3, 2017 .  Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.
Maria Cardenas, 98, Gainesville
Maria Cardenas, 98, of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 ...
Shirley Malone McGehee, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Shirley Malone McGehee, 84, of Flowery Branch passed away on Friday March 3, 2017 following an extended illness.           Funeral Services will be ...

Jackson

Joseph Patrick Corradi, 73, Jefferson
Mr. Joseph Patrick Corradi, “Joe”, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Vienna, Ohio, died on March 3, 2017 in Athens, Georgia of Cancer. He was born on March 1 ...
William Lawrence Moody, 77, Commerce
William “Bill” Lawrence Moody, age 77 of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, March 03, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Moody was the son of the late Charles Robert ...

Stephens

Fred Allen Dickson, 74, Toccoa
Fred Allen Dickson, age 74, of Ellen Court, Toccoa, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.  A son of the late Norman W. a ...
The Reverend David Paul Keister, Sr., age 64, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at Hospice Atlanta/Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta.  A son of the lat ...

White

James Harvey Beall, 86, Sautee-Nacoochee
Dr. James Harvey Beall, Jr, age 86, of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at NE Georgia Medical Center following a sudden, unexpected battle with cancer.& ...
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.