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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 19th, 2016

Forsyth

Eugene Alvin Wich, 97, Cumming
Eugene Alvin Wich, 97, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016, at home and surrounded by family in Cumming, GA after two months under the care of hospice. Gene was preceded in ...
Ruth Samples Green, 94, Cumming
Ruth Samples Green, age 94, of Cumming, GA, passed away on November 19, 2016. She was born in Forsyth County on March 6, 1922, to the late Silvie and Mintie Pirkle Samples. In addi ...

Gwinnett

Ioan Covaciu, 80, Dacula
Ioan Covaciu, age 80, of Dacula passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.&nb ...

Hall

Cecil Edward Carroll, 71, Gainesville
Cecil Edward Carroll, 71, of Gainesville, was called home to be with God on Saturday, November 19, 2016 while peacefully sleeping. There to greet him were his parents, Lester and I ...
Larry Denton (DC) Clark passed away on Thursday Nov. 17, 2016. DC was a avid hunter, and he had a passion for racing motorcross. He was a member of Journey Church. DC was a l ...
Roxanne Ellis, 59, Gainesville
Ms. Roxanne Ellis age 59 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, November ...
Peggy Williamson Peavy, 77, Braselton
Mrs. Peggy Williamson Peavy, age 77, of Braselton passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Novem ...
Jimmie White Wilson, 88, Gainesville
Jimmie White Wilson Born February 5, 1928 in New Holland, GA, died November 19, 2016 at the Oaks of Limestone, Gainesville, GA after an extended period of declining health. &nbs ...

Jackson

Charles Edward Blanton, 80, Nicholson
Charles Edward Blanton age 80 of Nicholson passed away Saturday at the Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.   Mr. Blanton was born February 12, 1936 i ...
Chad Phillip Foster, 45, Maysville
Mr. Chad Phillip Foster, age 45, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Foster was born in Winder to Rita Craven Hilton (Ted) of ...
Dillard Pam Gilbert, 70, Jefferson
Mr. Dillard Pam Gilbert age 70 of Jefferson, Ga passed away on Saturday November 19th, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled Sunday ...
Marie Staton Massey, 94, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Marie Staton Massey, age 94 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, November 19, 2016.  Mrs. Massey w ...

Stephens

Josie Segars Aderholdt, 73, Eastanollee
Mrs. Josie Segars Aderholdt, age 73 of North Akins Bridge Road, Eastanollee passed away Saturday November 19, 2016 at Young at Heart Personal Care Home. A daughter of the late J ...

White

Mrs. Patricia Ann Blackburn went peacefully to be with The Lord on Saturday, November 19th, 2016. Mrs. Blackburn was born in Habersham County to the late Gail and Ethel Bristol. Sh ...
Regina C. Brown, 72, Sautee
Regina C. Brown, age 72, of Sautee passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016.  Mrs. Brown was born February 7, 1944 in Cleveland to the late Charlie and Lola Bell Thurmond ...
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.