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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Betty Jo McMahan, 78, Cumming
Betty Jo McMahan, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Mrs. McMahan was a teacher at Crabapple School for 25 years.  She is preceded in death by her husband ...
James D. McManus, 86, Cumming
James D. McManus 86, of Cumming passed away on June 22, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...
Barbara Murray Philips, 90, Cumming
Barbara Murray Philips, 90 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday June 22, 2017. She was born on December 10, 1926 in Eveleth, MN, the daughter of Gordon Howard and Pauline McCa ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Clyde Crook, Jr, 88, Buford
Rev. Clyde Crook, Jr, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by daughter, Wanda Crook Martin and great granddaughter Leah McCammon. Rev ...
Matthew Carl Jarvis, 46, Sugar Hill
Matthew Carl Jarvis, 46, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away at home on June 22nd after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family. He grew up in Charleston, West Virginia and ...
Dou Dou M. Lo, 83, Lawrenceville
Dou Dou M. Lo, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. He is survived by his children, Anta Lo Overslaw, Lawrenceville, GA, Fatu Lo, Mapendol Lo, and Jah ...

Habersham

Isabelle Lucille Hobbs, 73, Demorest
Isabelle Lucille Hobbs, age 73 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Born in Wooster, Ohio on May 17, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Hensley and Thelma&nb ...

Hall

Helen Odell, 101, Oakwood
Mrs. Helen Odell, 101, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Helen was the daughter of the late Hubbard and Pearl Roberson Watkins.   She was a member of Oak ...
Alma Bulkey Overstreet, 97, Gainesville
  Alma Bulkley Overstreet, passed away Thursday, June 22, in Gainesville, Ga. Alma was born September 7, 1919, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and moved to Tallahassee in 1925 ...
Tommy C. Seabolt, 63, Gainesville
Tommy C. Seabolt, formerly of Buford, GA, born 09/19/1953, passed away June 22, 2017 at his home in Gainesville, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Louis ...
James H. Abercrombie, 79, Oakwood
Mr. James H. Abercrombie, 79, of Oakwood, GA passed away June 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Park Fune ...

White

Mr. Richard Michael “Ricky” Wright, age 55, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Wright was born in Ellijay, GA on February 18, 19 ...
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.