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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 14th, 2018

Dawson

Donald Hugh Lunceford, Sr., 91, Dawsonville
Donald Hugh Lunceford, Sr., age 91 of Dawsonville, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Mr. Lunceford was born on July 8, 1927, in Habersham County, to the late Byron Yo ...

Forsyth

Patsy L. Bagley, 72, Cumming
Patsy L. Bagley, age 72, of Cumming, GA., passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in by death her husband ...

Habersham

Shirley Lagerblad Walter, 84, Tallulah Falls formerly of Columbus
Shirley Lagerblad Walter, 84, formerly of Columbus, passed away on November 14, 2018. Shirley was the daughter of Gilbert and Daisy Lagerblad of Savannah, Georgia. She attended ...
William Clay Strange, 87, Cornelia
William Clay Strange, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Born on July 30, 1931 and raised in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Clarence &a ...

Hall

Mary Benefield, 73, Flowery Branch
Mary Benefield, 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2018. Born in Jackson County, Ga., to James and Kate Bales, Mary spent her childhood in Barrow County the ...
Essie “Jo” Carter, 79, Gainesville
Essie “Jo” Carter, age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 following a brief illness. She was born on January 3, 1939 in Logan County WV. ...
Wiley Kennedy Lancaster, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Saturday November 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Belmont Baptist Church for Wiley Kennedy Lancaster, 88, of Gainesville. Rev. Bill Compton will officiate. ...
Stephanie Jan Moore, 36, Gainesville
Stephanie Jan Moore, age 36, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018.   She was a lifelong resident of Hall County, a member of Poplar Springs Baptis ...
Jerry Ralph Peek, 92, Gainesville
Jerry Ralph Peek, 92 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday November 14, 2018. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Church of God of Prophecy, ...

Jackson

Flora Patrick Holman, 93, Hoschton
Flora Patrick Holman, age 93, of Hoschton, GA passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by husband, Herman P. Holman, daughter, Wanda Holman; parents, All ...

Lumpkin

Emma JoAnn Abercrombie, 65, Murrayville
Mrs. Emma JoAnn Abercrombie, age 65, of Murrayville passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. JoAnn was born on March 13, 1953 ...
JoAnne Ambercrombie, 65, Dahlonega
Mrs. JoAnne Abercrombie, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home ...
Alice Jean Anderson Butler, age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  She was born in Lumpkin County on September 4, 1931. Alice worked as a food insp ...
Gladys Mary Grizzle, 94, Dahlonega
Mrs. Gladys Mary Grizzle, age 94, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Mrs. Grizzle was born in Oneida, TN on August 23, 1924 to the lat ...
Michele Thompson, 58, Dahlonega
Michele Thompson age 58 of Dahlonega passed away on November 14, 2018 following an extended illness. Mrs. Thompson was previously from Gainesville, GA. Mrs. Thompson is preceded ...

Other

Jane Granger Alvarez, 63, Ball Ground
Jane Granger Alvarez, 63, of Ball Ground passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018. While we mourn Jane’s passing, we know in Jesus she’s been given a new, eternal li ...
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.