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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 10th, 2017

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Mark Leon Stephens, 56, Winder
Mr. Mark Leon Stephens, age 56 of Winder, passed away on Sunday September 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be h ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Nell Smith Cason, 88, Lawrenceville
Sarah Nell Smith Cason, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM ...
Mickey M. Croy, 61, Buford
Mickey M. Croy, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Maynard Croy; mother, Dorothy Hamrick; and sister, Tina C. ...
William Byron “Bill” Phillips, 90, Hartwell formerly of Buford
William Byron “Bill” Phillips, age 90, of Hartwell, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Phill ...

Habersham

Mrs. Becky Inez Chambers Dill, age 59, of Alto, GA died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Dill was born in Commerce to the late George and Muad ...
Jeanette Broeker Pickle, 78, Mt. Airy
Jeanette Broeker Pickle, 78, woke up in the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday September 10, 2017, at approximately 12:30PM. She will be dearly missed by her Knight in Shini ...
Harris Wilson, 77, Alto
Harris “Pops” Wilson, age 77 of Alto, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Born in Hall County, Georgia on April 4, 1940, he was a son of the late Harvey Rosco ...

Hall

Marcia Ann Smith McDuffie, 72, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017.  She was surrounded by her loving family. A Memorial Service will be held at Blac ...
Vicky McSwain Passmore, Gainesville
Mrs. Vicky McSwain Passmore of Gainesville, Ga. went to her heavenly home Sunday September 10, 2017 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Saturday September ...

Jackson

Cora Lee Clodfelter, 91, Jefferson
Cora Lee Clodfelter age 91 of Jefferson passed away Sept. 10, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Clodfelter was born March 9, 1926 in Habersham County ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Christina Danielle Hamilton, age 27, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Mrs. Hamilton was born in ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Billy Jarrett Freeland, age 76 of Austell, Georgia, formally of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on November 7, 2021 following a period of declining health. Billy was born on Feb ...

Other

Johnny Scales, 85, Woodstock formerly of Cleveland
Johnny B. Scales, 85, of Woodstock, Ga, passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, September 17, 2:00pm ...

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Charles Stanton "Bud" Nix, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Stanton “Bud” Nix, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. Mr. Nix was born to the late Charlie and Ruby Etris Nix.  Mr. Nix w ...
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.