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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 10th, 2017

Banks

Steve Whitehead, 62, Gillsville
Steve Whitehead, age 62 of Gillsville, GA passed into heaven to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Athens, GA on Dec. 2 ...

Forsyth

Julianne Goeringer, 62, Cumming
Julianne Goeringer, age 62, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Mildred Green. She is survived by her chi ...
Mrs. Margaret Vickers Miller age 86 of Cumming passed away on Thursday August 10, 2017 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Donald Ladan Payne, 59, Cumming
Donald Ladan Payne, 59, of Cumming passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was a loving father and Child of God. Donald is preceded in death by his wife, Connie Payne and his fat ...

Gwinnett

Luvern C. Rutherford, 97, Lilburn
Luvern C. Rutherford, age 97, of Lilburn, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by husband William “Bill” Rutherf ...
Richard Julius Fribus, 98, Buford
Richard Julius Fribus, age 98, passed away on Thursday at his home in Buford, Georgia. He was born on January 28, 1919 in Union City, New Jersey. His parents were Richard Alfred an ...
George E. Mathis, 87, Buford
George E. Mathis, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Denver Mathis; parents, Bonnie and Jessie Mathis; father-in ...

Habersham

James Emmett Dorweiler, 77, Cornelia
Mr. James Emmett Dorweiler, 77, of Cornelia went to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The family would like to especiall ...
Elizabeth Henderson, 95, Clarkesville
Elizabeth Henderson, age 95, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.    Mrs. Henderson was born in Atlanta to the late William Wil ...
Edward Vinson, 61, Cornelia
Edward Vinson, age 61, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his residence. Private services will be held at a later date. An online guest register is available and may be ...

Hall

Mrs. Virginia “Ginner” England Brewer, 85, of Gainesville, GA went to her heavenly home, Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudde ...
Trung Hon La, 59, Flowery Branch
Mr. Trung Hon La, age 59, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., ...
Christopher “Ryan” Stewart, 21 of Gainesville, died August 10, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident while traveling from Glacier National ...
Judy Lynn Griggs, 34, Lula
Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday August 13, 2017 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Judy Lynn Griggs, 34, of Lula. Rev. Johnny Stone will officiate. Interment will follow ...
Karen Edwards Mosley, 50, Flowery Branch
Karen Edwards Mosley, age 50, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Jackie Edwards. Mrs. Mosley is survived by her c ...

Lumpkin

Inez Perry Key, 85, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Inez Perry Key, 85, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017 in the c ...

White

Barbara Anne Taylor Peebles, age 72 of Cleveland passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Memorial services will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM from &nbs ...
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.