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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 9th, 2017

Dawson

Selma P. Lowman, 80, Gulf Shores, Ala., formerly Dawsonville
Selma P. Lowman, 80, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday September 9, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born Mar ...

Forsyth

Lisa Rae Cook, 38, Cumming
Lisa Rae Cook, 38, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, www.mcd ...
Gregory Joseph Janik, 74, Cumming
Gregory Joseph Janik, age 74, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday night, September 9th, 2017 at his home. Born September 18th, 1942, in Waukegan, Illino ...

Gwinnett

Edith Barnes Queen, 104, Buford
Mrs. Edith Barnes Queen, age 104, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Queen; parents, Joe and Carrie Wood Ba ...

Habersham

Lewis G. Smith, 87, Mt. Airy
Lewis G. Smith, age 87, of Mount Airy, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017 following a brief illness. Mr. Smith was born on December 13, 1929 in the ...
    Gwyn Wilson Watkins, age 77 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on December 10, 1939, she was a daughter ...

Hall

Clyde "Mick" Benton Hudson, 90, Gainesville
Clyde "Mick" Benton Hudson age 90 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 9, 2017.  A Celebration of life is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Saturda ...
Howard G. Jackson, Jr., 77, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday September 11,  2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Howard G. Jackson Jr., age 77  of Gillsville. The Rev. ...
Frances "Billie" Tanner, 83, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday Sept. 10, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Frances " Billie' Tanner 83 of Gainesville. Mrs. Ta ...
Myrt W. Williams, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Myrt W. Williams, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Lanier Lodge Assisted Living, surrounded by her family. Graveside Services will be ...

Lumpkin

Mildred Viola (Cheek) Rousey of Dahlonega, Georgia was born August 29, 1929 and joined the Lord from her home surrounded by family and friends on September 9, 2017. Mrs. Rousey ...

Stephens

Miss Allyson Lauren Franklin, age 29 of Julia Lane, Toccoa entered into rest together with her mother on September 9, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. A daughter of ...
Kathy King Franklin, 65, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathy King Franklin, age 65 of Julia Lane, Toccoa entered into rest together with her daughter on September 9, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. A daughter of t ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.