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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 16th, 2018


April Chumbley Glancy, 44, Dawsonville
April Chumbley Glancy, 44, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 16, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born January 17, 1974 in Austell, Georgia, she had lived in D ...
Ruby Jean Turner, 71, Dawsonville
Ruby Jean Turner, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 16, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born September 2, 1946, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson Coun ...


Kathleen McCann, 77, Cumming
Kathleen McCann, 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born on December 27, 1940 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Richard and Susan Gallagher Kennedy, ...


James R. ‘Rhuel’ Edwards, 80, Clarkesville
Funeral services for James R. ‘Rhuel’ Edwards, age 80 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Walter S ...
Bobby Joe Franklin, 78, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Bobby Joe Franklin, age 78 of Mt. Airy will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Chris Webb and Rev. Tony G ...
Linda Sue McClure Hopper, 68, Cornelia
  Linda Sue McClure Hopper, age 68 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018. Memorial services are 2 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Old Nacoochee Baptist Chur ...
Jerry D. Sullivan, 71, Cornelia
Jerry D. Sullivan, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. Mr. Sullivan was born on December 1, 1946, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late Roy Anderson ...


Dorothy Crane Carney, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Sister Janice Loggins will officiate. Interment will follow in ...
Keith Paul Carlson, 43, Gainesville
 Mr. Keith Paul Carlson age 43 of Gainesville passed away on Monday April 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend illness. Memorial services will b ...
Emma Ruth Weaver, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Emma Ruth Weaver, age 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, April 16, 2016. She was born in Dahlonega, GA and lived the past 49 years in Gainesville, GA. She graduated ...


Edward Whonic, 62, Dahlonega
Edward Whonic, 62, of Dahlonega, Georgia suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage on April 10, 2018 at approximately 4 a.m. while assisting the University of North Georgia NCAA precision ...


Wesley Barry Fincher, 64, Toccoa
Mr. Wesley Barry Fincher, age 64 of 145 Carolina Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late William and Virginia Coleman Finch ...


Pamela Marie Irvin, 61, Cleveland
Pamela Marie Irvin, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. Mrs. Irvin was born on February 10, 1957, in Lumpkin County, to Margaret Taylor Dorsey and the la ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.