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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 13th, 2016


Leonard Autry Ginn, 78, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard Autry Ginn, age 78 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Mr. Ginn was born in Jefferson, Geo ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy Josephine Tant Scarborough, age 91 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Mrs. Scarboroug ...


Nelda Jo Allen, 66, Dawsonville
Nelda Jo Allen, age 66 of Dawsonville, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Nelda adored her children and grandchildren and was the best mother and grandmother on the p ...


Jerry William Bagwell, 74, Cumming
Jerry William Bagwell, age 74 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Jerry was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church where he had served as an Ordained Deacon fo ...
Eljoria Aline Hudson, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Memorial Service for Ms. Hudson will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Coal Moun ...


Charlie Douglas Hawkins, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie Douglas Hawkins, 66, of Gainesville passed away on December 13, 2016. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, December 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Solid Rock Bapt ...


James Herbert Matthews, 67, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Herbert Matthews, age 67 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Mr. Matthews was born in Jackso ...


Charles Edward Chambers, age 66 of Royston, GA passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016.   Mr. Chambers was the son of the late Henry Clyde and Annie Lou Shubert Chamber ...
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.