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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 25th, 2017


Jan Grimes, 84, Dawsonville
Jan Grimes, 84, passed away Saturday November 25, 2017 and is now at peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father, Jesus. Jan was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Ione Gr ...
Jan Grimes, 84, Dawsonville
Jan Grimes, 84, passed away Saturday November 25, 2017 and is now at peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father, Jesus. Jan was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Ione Gr ...


Harold Dean Smith, 65, Cumming
Harold Dean Smith, age 65, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017.  He was a deacon and member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Noah and ...


William Hayward "Buck" Cooper, 89, Lawrenceville
William Hayward "Buck" Cooper, 89 of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday November 25, 2017 at the Gwinnett Medical Center. Born in Gainesville, Ga. September 8, 1928, M ...
Krystyna (Kris) Sulimirski, 78, Lawrenceville
Krystyna (Kris) Sulimirski (Hryniewicz) died peacefully on November 25, 2017 in Lawrenceville, GA at the age of seventy-eight. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished ...


Joseph Allen Martin, 51, Gainesville
Joseph Allen Martin Jr. age 51, of Gainesville, passed away due to an extended illness on Saturday, November 25th, 2017. Joe is survived by Tammy Martin, his wife of 18 years; s ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia “Jinner” Watkins Moore, age 89 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, November 25, 2017.  Mr ...


Shelby VanMeter, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Shelby Claudette VanMeter, age 80, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017.   Mrs. VanMeter was born on November 30, 1936 to the late Claude C. Scott ...


Bobbie Jean McLendon, 58, Royston
Bobbie Jean McLendon age 58 of Royston passed away Friday Nov. 24, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital.   Mrs. McLendon was born May 29, 1959 in Athens to ...


Larry Mason Long, 60, Martin
Larry Mason Long, age 60 of 50 Poplar Lane, Martin, Georgia passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A son of the late Carl Mason Long and Mar ...
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.