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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 11th, 2016

Forsyth

Chesley Madison (C.M.) Honea, Jr., age 72 of Cumming passed away Friday, June 10, 2016. C.M. was a man of faith and very devoted to God, his own family and his church family at Roa ...
Barbara Sue Howard, 61, Gainesville
Barbara Sue Howard, age 61 of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County), passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home following an extended illness. Sue was born May 2, 1955 in Maryvi ...
Dr. Tracy Renee Maloney, age 46 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Tracy graduated from Life College and was a chiropractor owning her own business known as The Fo ...

Gwinnett

Bobby Lee Griffin, 76, Lawrenceville
Bobby Lee Griffin, age 76 of Lawrenceville, GA died Saturday, June 11, 2016. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interm ...

Habersham

Lee Baird Jackson, 92, Cornelia
Lee Baird Jackson, age 92, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Mrs. Jackson was born on December 31, 2016 in Jackson County, Georgia. She was ...
David Anthony Shackelford, age 56, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016 following a sudden illness. Memorial Services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Sunday, ...

Hall

Roger Alton Bryant, 70, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Roger Alton Bryant, age 70 of Lula. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will offic ...
Estelle Honea Caine, 92, Gainesville
Estelle Honea Caine, age 92 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 20 ...
Luis Fernando Carmona-Zepeda, 16, Gainesville
Luis Fernando Carmona-Zepeda, age 16 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. ...
Angel Jesus Huerta, 4, Gainesville
Angel Jesus Huerta, age 4 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral ...
Clifford Emory Johns, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. Clifford Emory Johns, age 77 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
Richard Jackson Pope, Gainesville
Richard Jackson Pope, local business man, entrepreneur and visionary died June 11, 2016 following a brief illness. His friends and business colleagues saw him as much more than ...
Denise Ramos, 9, Gainesville
Denise Ramos, age 9 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral servi ...

Jackson

Myrtice S. Buffington, 73, Commerce
Mrs. Myrtice S. Buffington, age 73, of Commerce died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Buffington worked for Dairy Queen in Gainesville for ...
Robert Steven Lee, 56, Jefferson
Robert Steven Lee, age 56, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016.  He love to camp, fish, his Harley Davidson Motorcycles, being outdoors and working on things.&nbs ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Alexander Woody, Sr., affectionately known as “Woody”, age 78 of Commerce, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, ...

Lumpkin

Vera Lucille Bowen Wolff, 98, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vera Lucille Bowen Wolff, age 98, of Dahlonega  passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Bell Minor Home in Gainesville, Georgia.   A Hall County native, Mrs ...
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.