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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 19th, 2017

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Frank D. Childress, 63, Auburn
  Frank D. Childress, age 63, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Ann Childress; and mother, Beulah Rhoden ...

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Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, Dawsonville
Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 28, 1936 in Sw ...

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Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, Gainesville
Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bobby Gruhn.  She is survived by her son and d ...
Donald Hood McEntire, Jr., 86, Gainesville
Donald Hood McEntire, Jr., age 86 of Gainesville, GA, passed away September 19, 2017 at his residence. Mr. McEntire was born March 6, 1931 to the late Mr. Donald Hood McEntire, ...
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, Gainesville
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017 following complications from back surgery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, S ...

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Martha Lee Folger, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Martha Lee Folger, age 75, of Dahlonega, formerly of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Chelsey Park Health and rehab following an extended ...
Charles "Chuck" Harms Jr., 64, Dahlonega
Mr. Charles “Chuck” James Harms Jr., age 64, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Mr. Harms was born on December 31, 1952 in Perry, GA. He was prec ...
Leroy Parks, Dahlonega
  Mr. Leroy Parks, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sept 19, 2017. He was born on June 20, 1930 in Gainesville, where he began living his full and happy li ...

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Eugene Gilstrap, 76, Madison
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Master Sgt. (Retired) Eugene Gilstrap, age 76 of Madison, Georgia entered into rest Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Mr. Gilstrap was bo ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.