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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 13th, 2018

Dawson

Glenn Wesley Greenway, 45, Dawsonville
Glenn Wesley Greenway, 45, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 13, 2018. Born May 4, 1973, he lived most of his life in the Lumpkin and Dawson County area.  Mr. Greenway ...

Forsyth

Patsy Maggie Seabolt, 78, Cumming
Patsy Maggie Seabolt, age 78, of Cumming passed away Friday, July 13, 2018. Patsy was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her children, Jeff Seabolt a ...

Gwinnett

Stephen Wayne Carter, 61, Sugar Hill
Stephen Wayne Carter, age 61, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie C. and Edith Lewis Carter. He is survived by h ...

Habersham

Robert Joseph “Bob” Thomas, age 82 of Cornelia, passed away peacefully Friday, July 13, 2018, with his loving wife of 45 years Alae Risse Thomas, her sister Virginia Ro ...

Hall

Patricia Ann Martin, Gainesville
Patricia Ann Martin entered into this life on February 6, 1953 to the parentage of the late Frank and Mary Sims.  She departed this life on July 13, 2018 after ...
Robert Dale Carson, 90, Flowery Branch
Robert Dale Carson, age 90, passed away surrounded by family in a family home on July 13, 2018 in Flowery Branch, GA. Born December 24, 1927 in Hammond, IN to Claude and Agnes C ...
Martha Ann Grant, 83, Gainesville
Martha Ann Lathem Grant, 83, of Gainesville, passed away Friday July 13, 2018, she was born in Clermont, GA on November 15, 1934 to Carl and Ila Lathem.  She began working at ...
Betty Arp Griffin, 86, Gainesville
Betty Arp Griffin, 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday July 13, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Blue Ridge, Georgia, Mrs. Griffin had lived in Hall County ...
Irene Hill Peavy, 97, Gainesville
Irene Hill Peavy, 97, of Gainesville passed away at her residence on July 13, 2018 following a brief illness. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Born o ...
Iris Sosebee Summitt, 69, Flowery Branch
Iris Sosebee Summitt, age 69, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Dewitt Sosebee. Mrs. Summitt is survived b ...

Lumpkin

Sheila Sorensen, 66, Dahlonega
Mrs. Sheila Sorensen, age 66 of Dahlonega passed away Friday, July 13, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega.
Sheila Marie Sorensen, 66, Dahlonega
Mrs. Shelia Marie Sorensen, age 66, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, July 13, 2018. Shelia was born in Thibodaux, Louisiana on May 27, 1952 to the late Clarence and Doris Robert ...

Stephens

Mrs. Wanda Ann Hemrick Standridge, age 71 of 10 Mill Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Habersham Medical Center. A daughter of the late John C. He ...

White

Janie Louise Martin, 78, Cleveland
Jannie Louise Martin, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018. Mrs. Martin was born in White County to the late Aaron Westmoreland and Marie Price Westmoreland. L ...
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.