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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 14th, 2017

Banks

Larry Wayne Williams, 72, Maysville
Chief Larry Wayne Williams (Ret), age 72, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his residence.  Known to his family as Buddy, he was born in Winterville to the ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Meredith Adams, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Tucker Adams, Buford, GA; children, Michael Lee and Collee ...
Robert Wayne Galloway, 66, Sugar Hill
Robert Wayne Galloway, age 66, of Sugar Hill, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept ...

Habersham

Kendall Clark “Skeet” Harrison, age 76 went to be with his Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  Skeet was born on December 9, 1940 in Habersham County to the ...
Phillip Pitts, 86, Cornelia
Phillip Pitts, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Mr. Pitts was born on April 18, 1931 in Clarkesville, Georgia to the late Fred Harris ...
Leon Kimbrell, 80, Cornelia
Leon Kimbrell, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Mr. Kimbrell was born on July 16, 1937 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late Weldon an ...
Charles Medlin, 74, Demorest
Charles Medlin, age 74, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. No Formal Services will be held. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home ...

Hall

Jason E. Hill, 55, Gainesville
          Mr. Jason E. Hill, 55, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, ...
Ruth Kanaday White, 88, Murrayville
Mrs. Ruth Kanaday White, age 88, of Murrayville, GA passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 in her home.  Ruth was born in Lumpkin County to the late Joseph H. Kanaday and He ...

Lumpkin

Anita Milam Patterson of Dahlonega Georgia passed away September 14 at her home.  Anita is survived by Richard Lowry; her two daughters, Lori Pacheco and Michelle Dixon; and h ...

Stephens

Mrs. Addie Franklin Presley, age 97 of DeFoor Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late A. Ed ...

Union

Lillian Hughes, 88, Blairsville
Lillian Hughes, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away at Union County Nursing Home on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Lillian was born on March 3, 1929 in Amite, Louisiana to t ...

White

Robert (Bobby) Paul Edwin Underwood, 26, Demorest, formerly of Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Robert ‘Bobby’ Paul Edwin Underwood, age 26 of Demorest, formally of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on September 10, 2017. Bobb ...
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.