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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 10th, 2017

Dawson

Anita Faith Jones, 47, Dawsonville
Anita Faith Jones, 47, of Dawsonville passed away Monday July 10, 2017. Born March 12, 1970 in Kennett, Missouri, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 16 years having mov ...

Gwinnett

Loretta Ann (Denton) Toomey, 77 passed away on July 10, 2017, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Loretta is a resident of Buford, GA, formally of Atlan ...
Hazel D. Bryant, 81, Sugar Hill
Hazel D. Bryant, age 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty-one years, Kenneth Bryant; She’s being ...
William Larry McCord, 81, Lawrenceville
Mr. William Larry McCord, age 81, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 under the care of Providence Hospice. He is survived by his first wife, Peggy Thomas McCord ...
Sheila Bell Seabolt Wilkerson, age 48, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ethel Hall and John Bradford, and Estella Pep ...

Hall

Rebecca Joan Mills, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Joan Mills, age 87, formerly of Kent, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Vitas Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. A memorial service will be held on July 14, 2017 a ...
Mary Sue Sheffield, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Sue Sheffield age 78 of Gainesville passed away on Monday July 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  Funeral services are sche ...
Arthur Swenson, 89, Gainesville
Arthur Swenson, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief period of health decline.      ...

Jackson

Annie Priscilla McClure, 81, Jefferson
Annie Priscilla McClure, age 81, of Jefferson passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0699.

Lumpkin

 Fernando Luis Muñoz Rodriguez, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral service ...
Billy Ray Hudson, 74, Dahlonega
Billy Ray Hudson, age 74, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. Billy was the son of the late Otwell and Irene Wright Hudson.  He is also preceded in death ...
Floyd S. Lawrence, 31, Dahlonega
FUNERAL SERVICES ARE SCHEDULED  FOR 10 A.M. SATURDAY JULY 22, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M. AT WARD’S FUNERAL HOME FOR FLOYD SAMUEL LAWRENCE, 31 OF DAHLONEGA. THE REV. JAMES S ...

Other

Elizabeth (Beth) Blair Telford Long, age 69, passed away in Griffin, GA on Monday, July 10, 2017. Born on June 28, 1948, in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late Georg ...

White

Peter G. Bayliff, 63, Helen
Peter G.Bayliff, age 63 of Helen, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. Pete wasborn May 24, 1954 in Ferndale, MI. Pete was known by many as “The Rock Man”, he created ...
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.