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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 6th, 2017

Dawson

Wynell Simmons, 75, Dawsonville
Wynell Simmons, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born January 19, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Royce and O ...

Forsyth

Ella Mae Kirby, 74, Cumming
Ella Mae Kirby, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was a loving mother, nanny, great nanny, great great nanny, sister, and friend. Ella Mae was k ...
Gary Green Williams, Jr., 86, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Williams had lived in Miami for 75 years and was ...

Gwinnett

Harold E. Key, 88, Buford
Harold E. Key, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Dave Key; grandson, Shane Key; parents, Flavel and Woodie Mae Ke ...
Susana M. Madera, 42, Lawrenceville
Susana M. Madera, 42, of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday September 6, 2017.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Eecelle Nelms, 93, Suwanee
Eecelle Nelms, age 93, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hugh Nelms. Mrs. Nelms is survived by special f ...
Jack Lee Lucas, 77, Lawrenceville
Jack Lee Lucas, age 77, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-seven years, Judy May Bennett Lucas. ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Thompson, Sr., 75, Cornelia
Billy Joe Thompson, Sr., age 75 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.  A life-long native of Hab ...

Hall

Azzie Lee Buffington, 97, Gillsville
Memorial Services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday September 10, 2017 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Azzie Lee Buffington, 97, of Gillsville. Allan Sargent will give the eulogy. Buria ...
John Anthony “Tony” Grizzle, 75, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Oaks of Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral service ...

Lumpkin

Catherine Demo, 85, Dahlonega
Catherine Demo of Gainesville March 1, 1932  -  September 6, 2017  Private family service Dahlonega Funeral Home
Julia Barker Thomas, 76, Dahlonega
Julia Barker Thomas age 76 of Dahlonega passed away on September 6, 2017.  She attended Philippi Baptist Church and was a member of the Philippi Goodwill Circle. Mrs. Thoma ...

Stephens

Mr. Eugene “Gene” Phillips, age 82, of Falls Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A private family interment wi ...

White

Mary Ann Kanady, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Mary Ann Kanady, age 76 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on September 6, 2017. Mary was born on June 9, 1941 to the late Stephen Stefu ...
Don Johnson, 58, Cleveland
Don Johnson,age 58 of Cleveland, passed away on September 6, 2017 at Friendship Health and Rehab. Mr. Johnson was born on August 2, 1959, in Creston, Iowa. Don lived in Louisian ...
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.