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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 6th, 2016

Dawson

Robert E. Lee, 96, N/A
Robert E. Lee, age 96, of Dawson County, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was married for 76 years in June to his loving wife, Voncile Tinsley Lee. Robert was a member o ...

Hall

Ricko Bledson, 39, Gainesville
Ricko Bledson age 39 of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 6, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit Street, Gaine ...
Mary Miller Engler, 95, Flowery Branch
Mary Miller Engler, age 95 of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016. Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witne ...
Willie Rae Gee, 74, Gainesville
Willie Rae Gee, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, August 06, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, August 9 ...
Kenneth Dale Goss, Sr, 55, Gainesville
                Kenneth Dale Goss, Sr., age 55 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at hi ...
Oscar Howard Jones, 67, Gainesville
Oscar Howard Jones, 67, of Gainesville, Georgia departed this life on this side on Saturday, August 6th 2016 following an extended illness.   Oscar was born on September 25, ...
Clay Roger Wilson, 61, Clermont
Clay Roger Wilson, age 61 of Clermont, passed away Saturday, August 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   Memorial services are sche ...
Clay Roger Wilson, 61, Clermont
Clay Roger Wilson, age 61 of Clermont, passed away Saturday, August 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.          &nbs ...

Jackson

Janette Merk Johnson, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janette Merk Johnson, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, August 6, 2016.  Mrs. Johnson was born in Com ...

Other

June Marble Smith, 72, Athens
June Marable Smith, age 72, of Athens died Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Smith was born in Athens to the late, James Robert and Sarah Virgi ...

White

Regina Mourey, 85, Cleveland
Regina Mourey age 85 of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 6, 2016 at her residence.    Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by B ...
Regina Mourey, 85, Cleveland
Regina Mourey age 85, of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 6, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Mourey was born in Kamenetz, Germany to the late Willie Rechenbach and Herta ...
Glenda Jean Pierce, 71, Fruitland Park, Fla.
Glenda Jean Pierce, age 71, of Fruitland Park, Florida, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Ms. Pierce was born on January 26, 1945, in Adrian, GA, to the late Earnest ...
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.