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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 18th, 2018

Gwinnett

Ada Bernice Pickett Smith, 86, Lawrenceville
Ada Bernice Pickett Smith, 86, passed away on January 18, 2018 under hospice care at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville.  She was born in Daus, TN, in 1931, to the late Haden P ...

Habersham

Clyde Hamilton, 74, Clarkesville
  Clyde Hamilton, age 74 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on September 12, 1943, ...
William Henry Hardy, 87, Demorest
William Henry Hardy, age 87 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. Born in Rabun County on April 3, 1930, he was a son of the late Finis Elsberry Hardy and Ethel R ...
Kathryn Yarber Hix, 86, Alto
Kathryn Yarber Hix, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Mrs. Hix was born in Baldwin, Georgia, on September 8, 1931; a daughter of the late Pern ...

Hall

Annie M. Reynolds, 91, Oakwood
Mrs. Annie M. Reynolds, age 91 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. A graveside service is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial ...
Ernest C. Sisson, 90, Hoschton
Ernest C. Sisson, age 90, of Hoschton, GA, died Thursday, January 18, 2018. A graveside service will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. ...
Charles Alfred DeSaussure III (Charlie) died peacefully on January 18, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA age 73. Charlie is survived by his wife of 52 ...
Charles "Jim" Horton Mutter, 74, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 21, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Charles “Jim” Horton Mutter, age 74 of Gainesville. The Rev ...
Bettie Maxine O. Partin, 85, Gainesville
Bettie Maxine O. Partin, 85 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 18, 2018 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and caring friend went to be with our Lord on January ...

Lumpkin

Marty Colby Howard, 29, Dahlonega
Marty Colby Howard, age 29, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 following a sudden illness. Colby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was bo ...
Mary Alice Seabolt, 82, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Alice Seabolt, age 82, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018.   Mrs. Seabolt was born in Jackson County on June 1, 1935 to the late George and D ...
Donald Hugh Wells, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Donald Hugh Wells, age 56, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. Mr. Wells was born in Leesburg, FL on August 24, 1961. He was preceded in death by his mother ...

Stephens

Mrs. Lily Dale Jones Dunson, age 90, of Cawthon Road in Toccoa passed away Thursday, January 18, 2017 at the home. A daughter of the late Cofer Verdell and Ollie Olivia Ferguson ...
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.