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Local Obits for Mon. May 1st, 2017

Dawson

Rosemary Mead, 84, Dawsonville
Rosemary Mead, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cum ...
Rosemary Mead, 84, Dawsonville
Rosemary Mead, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cum ...

Forsyth

Thomas George Hare, 75, Cumming
Tom peacefully died from a brief illness on May 1, 2017.   Born December 31, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Cyrillus and Mary Hare, Tom graduated from Xavier University wit ...

Gwinnett

Jill Diana Lawler, 64, Lawrenceville
Jill Diana Lawler, age 64, of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Jill retired as a school teacher of 37 years from Gwinnett County School System.  She loved ...
Katheryn “Kay” Lisle Swanson, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. Kay was born in Elyria, Ohio on May 15th, 1948 to Marion and Richard Lisle.& ...
Claudia Prince Scruggs, age 82 of Buford, Georgia, died Monday, May 01, 2017.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Habersham

Mary L. “Pattie” Jones Henderson, age 82, of Baldwin, formerly of Blue Creek passed away on the Sabbath- Saturday, March 25, 2017.   Pattie’s life ...

Hall

Mrs. Carolyn P. "Patsy" Holland  Clark, 78 of Gainesville died Monday May 1, 2017 at her daughters residence in Demorest following an extended illness. A lif ...
Ralph K. Adkins, 76, Gainesville
Ralph K. Adkins, 76, of Gainesville passed away after a hard fight at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. This sweet man changed his name to Papa the day that he became a grandfather ...
Bonnie Kate King, 86, Gainesville
Bonnie Kate King, 86, of Gainesville, GA., passed away March 22, 2017 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Born on November 07, 1930, in Dalton, GA. She was t ...
Harrison Charley Pierce, 81, Flowery Branch
  Harrison Charley Pierce, 81, of Flowery Branch passed away May 1, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on We ...

Jackson

Doris Elaine Davidson, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Elaine Davidson, age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. Mrs. Davidson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, ...
Frederick Lee Hensley, 72, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Frederick Lee Hensley, 72, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, May 1, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hensley was born May 2 ...

Stephens

William Watson Rumsey, 85, Toccoa
Mr. William Watson Rumsey, age 85 of 99 Hannah Hill Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Wilkinson Center in Toccoa. A son of the late G.W. “Bud&r ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.