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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 26th, 2016

Banks

Julia Wade Powell, 88, Lula
Julia Wade Powell, age 88 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Born in Alto, Georgia on April 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late T.J. and Myrtle Poole Wade. Mrs. ...

Gwinnett

John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, Lawrenceville
John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016. Born January 8, 1958, Johnny was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lawren ...

Hall

Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, (also known as "Ronulese" and "Hercuron"), 59, of Gainesville died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia ...
Wanda Renee Lomax, 50, Gainesville
            Mrs. Wanda Renee Lomax, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence followin ...
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, 76, New Holland
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, age 76 of New Holland, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be hel ...

Jackson

Richard Wayne Serra, 69, Braselton
Richard Wayne Serra, age 69, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Richard was a United States Army veteran.  He was retired from Bellsouth, Cingular Wireless ...
Joey Franklin Smith, 50, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joey Franklin Smith, age 50 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...
Matthew Ryan Stockton, 29, Maysville
Matthew Ryan Stockton, age 29 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016.    Mr. Stockton was the son of Teresa Turpin Stockton and the late Ralph Stockto ...

Lumpkin

Robert Luther Ridley, 68, Dahlonega
Robert Luther Ridley, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Macon, GA. Robert was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. H ...

Stephens

Vickie Elaine Jamison, 45, Eastanollee
Miss Vickie Elaine Jamison, age 45 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Roy Jamison and Pat Lusk ...
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.