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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 15th, 2018

Banks

Mr. John Milton “Mickey” Galloway age 81 of Homer died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Galloway was born in Baldwin to the late, Roy and Estelle ...

Dawson

Mr. Philip “Phil” Harold Aubertine, age 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018.   Mr. Aubertine was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts ...
Rev. Emerson Payne, 86, Dawsonville
Rev. Emerson Payne, age 86, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Rev. Payne has pastored several churches in the area. He served in Korea, during his mil ...
Matthew Paul Waldrip, 29, Dawsonville
Matthew Paul Waldrip, 29, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  He was a life long resident of D ...

Forsyth

Katherine Dural, 68, Cumming
Katherine Dural 68 of Cumming, Ga passed away on February 5, 2018. A service will be held in Florida at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. ...

Gwinnett

Faye Millwood Holman, 85, Buford
Faye Millwood Holman, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Roy Lee Holman; and son, Kim Holman ...

Habersham

Judy Cook, 70, Clarkesville
Judy Cook, age 70, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Mrs. Cook was born on March 10, 1947, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in dea ...
Helen Dominy Sikes, 94, Cornelia
Helen Dominy Sikes, a longtime resident of both Laurens and Habersham Counties, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018. She was 94.  Mrs. Sikes was born on August 23, 1 ...

Hall

Christopher David Thronson, 42, Gainesville
Christopher David Thronson, 42, of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018.   He was born on December 19, 1975 in Pensacola, FL.   A priv ...

Lumpkin

Charles Thomas (Tom) Brown, Ph.D., of Dahlonega, GA and former resident of Atlanta, GA, lost his courageous battle with glioblastoma brain cancer on February 15, 2018. Tom was b ...

White

Sara Lynn McKibben Sledge, age 96 of Sautee, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Mrs. Sledge was born on March 13, 1921, in Edwardsville, Alabama, to the late General Fo ...
Sara Lynn McKibben Sledge, age 96 of Sautee, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Mrs. Sledge was born on March 13, 1921, in Edwardsville, Alabama, to the late Gene ...
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.