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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 28th, 2017

Banks

Funeral services are scheduled 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Gillsville Baptist Church for Charles A. “Chuck” Reece, 81, of Gillsville. Rev. Shannon Rhodes and Rev. Adam Crens ...

Forsyth

Neville Nelson Roden, 80, Cumming
Neville Nelson Roden, age 80, of Cumming passed away  Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Neville was a retired Sergeant First Class United States Army Veteran of 22 years. He is prec ...
Melford Barrett Herring, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was a beloved father and grandfather. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Melford gr ...

Gwinnett

  Leokardia B. Buffington, age 90, of Duluth, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Mrs. Buffington is survived by her children, Stephanie G. Buffington, Decatur, G ...

Hall

Mrs. Jerry Elizabeth Patrick Boykin age 70 of Clermont passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at Lanier Park New Horizons following an extended illness. Memorial services will ...
George Thomas, 87, Gainesville
George Thomas didn’t have a middle name. He didn’t need one. He made a superior name for himself in every aspect of his long life: as a husband, father, brother, busine ...

Jackson

Thomas Payne Corbett, 56, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Payne Corbett, age 56 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Mr. Corbett was born in Athens, G ...

Stephens

Harold Leroy Austin, 73, Martin
Mr. Harold Leroy Austin age 73 of Martin, Ga passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Reverend John Wayne Chambers, Sr., age 74 of Ellen Court in Toccoa passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late J.C. and Edna Crook Chambers ...
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.