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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 17th, 2018

Barrow

Christopher Dale Taylor, age 57, of Winder passed away Friday, August 17, 2018.  Mr. Taylor loved to fish, watch baseball and he also coached Dixie Youth Baseball.  He wa ...

Forsyth

Betty Inez Heard, 86, Cumming
Betty Inez Heard, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018. Betty loved singing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Egbert and Genelia Heard; brothers, Frank H ...
Clifford Leroy Tyson, 92, Cumming
Clifford Leroy Tyson, age 92, of Cumming, passed away on August 17, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lerah Sterling Tyson; infant son, Johnny; sisters, Aline Coleman, Lo ...

Habersham

Mary Ruth Wade Armour, age 85 of Alto, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018. Born in Alto, Georgia on April 6, 1933 to the late Lewis & Delia Ferguson Wade. Mrs. Armour re ...
Ellen Norris Elrod, 91, Demorest
Funeral services for Ellen Norris Elrod, age 91 of Demorest, will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, August 20, 2018 at Bethel Temple Church.  Rev. Jonathan Fitzpatrick and Rev. John ...
William Stuart Seay, Jr., 78, Clarkesville
William Stuart Seay, Jr, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018, at his residence.  Born in Richmond, Virginia on August 6, 1940, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

Dr. Charles Hopkins, 87, Gainesville
Dr. Charles Hopkins passed away peacefully on Friday, August 17, after 87 years of a life lived well.  He loved his God.  He was devoted to his loving wife for 65 years.& ...
Willa Rae Patten, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Willa Rae Patten, 90 of Gainesville passed away Friday August 17, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday August 19, ...
Mary Acquin Schneider, 87, Gainesville
Mary Acquin Schneider And she said, “Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, ...

Jackson

Mr. Glendon Willard Shadburn age 83 of Talmo passed away on Friday August 17, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Lumpkin

Joni Flynn, 37, Dahlonega
Joni Flynn, age 37, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018.   Joni attended Lumpkin County High School and went on to graduate from the University of Nort ...

Stephens

Frances Elaine Norris, 67, Toccoa
Frances Elaine Norris, age 67, of Toccoa, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 17, 2018, after a battle of aggressive cancer. Mrs. Norris was born on July 20, 195 ...

White

Doris Ann (Rust) Griffith, 84, Cleveland
Doris Ann (Rust) Griffith. age 84 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on August 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Griffith's wishes were to be cremated and no se ...
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.