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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 17th, 2017

Dawson

Leroy Harper, 86, Dawsonville
Leroy Harper, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 17, 2017 following a period of declining health.  He loved working on old cars and was a Little League baseball c ...
James Roy Johnson, Jr, 44, Austin, Tx, formerly of Dawsonville
James Roy Johnson, Jr., 44, of Austin Texas, formerly of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 13, 2017. Mr. Johnson specialized in scientific research and was the manager of r ...

Forsyth

Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday April 17, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of McDonald an ...
Ricky Sosebee, 60, Cumming
Mr. Ricky Sosebee, 60, of Cumming passed away on April 15th, 2017 surrounded by his family. Visitation will be Monday April 17, 2017 from 12-4pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home ...

Habersham

Cecil “Pete” Booth, 89, Clarkesville
  Cecil “Pete” Booth, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of Mio, Michigan, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. ...
Loyeta Morrison Cook, 78, Clarkesville
Loyeta Morrison Cook, age 78, of Clarkesville passed away comfortably on Monday, April 17, 2017 with the love of her life, her husband, Homer Cook by her side.     ...
Judith Ann McLean, 56, Alto
Judith Ann McLean, age 56, of Alto passed away Monday, April 17, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Pond Fork Baptist Church wit ...

Jackson

Norman Howell Boswell, 61, Maysville
Norman Howell Boswell, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Jefferson, GA, Mr. Boswell was the son of the late John Per ...

Lumpkin

Fannie Lee Gaddis, 90, Dahlonega
Fannie Lee Gaddis age 90 of Dahlonega passed away on April 17th, 2017 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Gaddis was a native of Lumpkin County and a member of Pleasant Hill ...

Other

Ora Adeline Williams, 88, Westminister, Colorado
Ora Adeline Williams, age 88, of Westminster, Colorado, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Mrs. Williams was born on July 15, 1928, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late Oti ...
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.