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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Dian Dane Chasteen, 78, Cumming
Dian Dane Chasteen, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Dian was a strong person and a survivor of several different kinds of cancer. She will always be ...
Wayne Hunter, 78, Cumming
Wayne Hunter, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. He served in the United States Army and had served as a police officer in Sacramento, CA for 29 years. He gre ...

Gwinnett

James Leonard Bennett, 81, Buford
James Leonard Bennett, age 81, of Buford, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and ...
Promise Manuel, inf, Buford
Infant Promise Manuel, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Antonio Hammon and Chryshunda Manuel; siblings, Hailey Manuel, Bailey M ...

Habersham

Dorothy C. Hames, 84, Demorest
Dorothy C. Hames, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Mrs. Hames was born on April 9, 1932, in Maysville, Georgia; a daughter of the late C.S. ...

Hall

David Norman Lee Puckett, 54 of Oakwood, GA passed Thursday, March 9, 2017.    Little& Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Ga ...
Rev. Dennis Clifford Roper, 89, Gainesville
Rev. Dennis Clifford Roper, 89, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on March 9, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...

Jackson

Charles Walter Boone, 79, Hoschton
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Walter Boone, age 79 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, March 9, 2017.  Mr. Boone was born in ...

Lumpkin

Christine Opal Grizzle, 78, Dahlonega
Christine Opal Grizzle, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife.  She also loved being outside, looki ...
Charles Lindbergh Whelchel, 89, of Dahlonega passed away March 9th of 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  With the passing of Lindbergh Whelchel, the Dahlonega area ha ...

Stephens

Carolyn Faye Pless Brown, 73, Eastanollee
Mrs. Carolyn Faye Pless Brown age 73, of 233 Apache Drive, Eastanollee passed away Thursday March 9, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Rev. ...
Anne Skelton Patrick, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Anne Skelton Patrick, age 81, of Leila Street, Seneca, S.C., passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.   A daughter of the late James ...
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.