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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 11th, 2018

Dawson

Theodore “Ted” Allen, 85, Dawsonville
  Theodore “Ted” Allen, age 85, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born in Sautee, GA, one of eight children, to the late Garn ...
Susan Willard Williams, 52, Dawsonville
Mrs. Susan Willard Williams, age 52, resident of Dawsonville, GA and native of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, January 11,2018. Susan was a loving wife, mother, Grana, daughte ...

Gwinnett

Marjorie Azalee Hall, 93, Suwanee
Marjorie Azalee Hall, age 93, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018.  She was born in 1924, to the late Riley and Azalee Burgess. She was a member of Sharon B ...

Habersham

Fay Brookshire Newton, 84, Demorest
Fay Brookshire Newton, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 following an extended illness. Mrs. Newton was born on September 29, 1933 in Clark ...
Joseph C. Rogers, 90, Cornelia
The family of Joseph C. Rogers, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, is saddened to announce his passing at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville on Thursday, January 11, 2018, ...
  William Russell "Richard" Whitaker Jr., age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by members of his family and friend ...

Hall

Rosemary S. Freeman, 89, Gainesville
  Rosemary S. Freeman, age 89, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earle and Sylvia Stricker.  She is s ...
Virginia Helen Johnson, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Helen Johnson, 94 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 11, 2018. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...
Anne Elizabeth King, 73, Gainesville
Anne Elizabeth King hiked into the great hereafter at the age of 73 on January 11, 2018. A colorful soul with a firecracker personality, she was predeeded in death by her parent ...

Jackson

Ralph Stepp, 88, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ralph Stepp, age 88 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 11, 2018.  Mr. Stepp was born in Hoschton, Georg ...

Lumpkin

Philip Lawrence Kichler, 83, Dahlonega
In Loving Memory of Philip Lawrence Kichler June 19, 1935 to January 6, 2018   Philip was born on June 19, 1935 to Frieda and Morris Kichler in Chicago, Illinois.& ...

Other

Theodore Noir Lanning, 65, Decatur
Theodore Noir Lanning, 65 of Decatur, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born on June 4, 1952 in New Castle, PA, the son of George and Esther Noir Lanning who ...

White

John Boss, 93, Helen
John Boss, age 93, of Helen, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, following an extended illness.   Mr. Boss was born on December 16, 1924, in Buford, Ge ...
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.