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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 23rd, 2017

Dawson

S. Patricia Holcombe, 81, Dawsonville
S. Patricia Holcombe, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday September 23, 2017 at Season’s Hospice following a short illness. Born December 3, 1935 in Cordele, Georgia t ...

Forsyth

H. Wayne Nix, 71, Cumming
H. Wayne Nix, age 71, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. He is preceded in death  by his wife, Charlotte L. Nix; parents, H. Paul and Velma Mooney Ni ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Carantha Samples Sanders, age 78, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, Leon J. Sanders; p ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Bramlett Duckett, 78, Clarkesville
Mary Ann Bramlett Duckett, age 78 of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born in Habersham County on February 25, 1939, Mrs. Duckett was the daughter of the l ...
David Stinespring, 71, Baldwin
David Stinespring, age 71, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Mr. Stinespring was born on July 18, 1946, in Toccoa, Georgia, to the late Curtis P. ...

Hall

Mandy Leigh Dove Brown, 37, Gainesville
Mandy Leigh Dove Brown, 37, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel, 525 ...
Marcella Gertrude Cooper, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Marcella Gertrude Cooper, 89 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 23, 2017. At the families request, Mrs. Cooper will be cremated and no formal services will be he ...
Mary C. Martin, 89, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. for Mary C. Martin, 89, of Gainesville.  The Rev. Geoff Grubbs wi ...

Lumpkin

Tammy Phillips Martin, 56, Dahlonega
Ms. Tammy Phillips Martin age 56 of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday September 23rd, 2017 after an extended illness. Born on February 19, 1961 to parents Ann and Hoyt Phillips. ...

Other

Stephanie Lynn Izzo, 32, Atlanta
Stephanie Lynn Izzo, age 32, passed away on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in her home in Atlanta, GA. Stephanie was born May 12, 1985 in Huntington Valley, Pa. She was the ...

Stephens

Miss Kimberly Claire Thomason age 25 of Toccoa passed away Saturday September 23, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. A daughter of Sherree Anderson Thomason and th ...
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.