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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 19th, 2015

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Lucile H. Wilkerson, 96, Winder
Lucile H. Wilkerson, age 96, of Winder passed away Friday, June 19, 2015.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Monday, June 22, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...

Dawson

Lillian R Slaton, 79, Dawsonville
Lillian R. Slaton, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 4, 1936 in Lumpkin County to the late Ben and Carrie Hollif ...

Forsyth

Janie Bells Nichols, 77, Cumming
Janie Bell Nichols, age 77 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, June  19, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Addie Kyle (1974) and Jimmy Nichols (1992); son, ...

Gwinnett

Ronald D. “Ron” McKinney, 62, Lawrenceville
Ronald D. “Ron” McKinney, age 62, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Joanna L. McKinney, Lawre ...

Hall

Frances DeLong, 93, Gainesville
Frances Davis DeLong, 93, of Gainesville passed away at home on Friday, June 19, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on May 6, 1922, to Thomas Fuller Davis and Lillian Franc ...
Benjamin Thomas Hicks, 28, Maysville
Benjamin Thomas Hicks, 28, of Maysville, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:47 p.m. Ben was disabled, but was a former mechanic at Stop N Ride in Jefferson, GA. Survivors incl ...
Lee Russell 'Butch' Patterson, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Lee Russell “Butch” Patterson, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at his residence with family.   A Private Memorial Service wil ...
Louise Savage, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Louise Savage, age 87, of Lula, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 from New Horizons in Gainesville.  Mrs. Savage was born in Cleveland to Chester and Wilma Glass Dorse ...

Jackson

Kenneth Walker, 68, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Walker, age 68 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, June 19, 2015.  Mr. Walker was born in Gainesville, Ge ...
Sarah Holcomb Church, 89, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sarah Holcomb Church, age 89 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, June 19, 2015.  Mrs. Church was born in Maysvill ...

Lumpkin

Annie Grace Payne Winkler, 96, Dahlonega
Mrs. Annie Grace Payne Winkler, age 96, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, June 19th after a period of declining health.    Mrs. Winkler was born in Gordon County on Au ...

Other

Harold Thomas Jordan, 75, Hartwell
Mr. Harold Thomas Jordan age 75 of 55 Emory Drive, Hartwell passed away Friday June 19, 2015 at AnMed Health Center.   A son of the late Ace and Della Brown Jordan, he w ...
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.