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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 19th, 2017

Dawson

Jeffrey S. 'Bodine' Roberts, 52, Dawsonville
Jeffrey S. “Bodine” Roberts, 52, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 19, 2017 at his residence following a short illness. Born April 24, 1964 in Forsyth Count ...

Forsyth

Damien Matthew Lewis, 20, Cumming
Damien Matthew Lewis, 20 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 19, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. ...
Vaune R. Mackie, 94, Cumming
Vaune R. Mackie, 94 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.   There are no services planned at this time.   Condolences may be expressed at w ...

Habersham

Jessie Wendolyn Bowman Hill, 76, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Jessie Wendolyn Bowman Hill, age 76, of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Park ...

Hall

Juliua Bales, 74, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Juliua Veona Bales age 74 of Lula. The Rev. Chris Anderson, Rev. Ke ...
Cecil England Boswell, 99, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Thursday February 23, 2017 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Cecil England Boswell, 99, of Gainesville, Ga. The Rev. Larry Boswell ...
Faye Ruth Jackson, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Faye Ruth Jackson, 80 of Gainesville died Sunday February 19, 2017 at her residence. ?Funeral services will be held in Mansfield, Ohio but the family will have a visitation ...
Ray Hamilton Martin, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ray Hamilton Martin, 77 of Flowery Branch died Sunday February 19, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County, Mr. Martin had lived in Hall Cou ...

Jackson

Millicent Louise Martin McCabe, age 74, of Nicholson, Georgia passed away Feb 19, 2017 at her residence after a lengthy illness.    She was born Feb 28, 1942 in Hal ...

Lumpkin

Nina May Haines Smith, 76, Dahlonega
Nina May Haines Smith passed peacefully from this earth surrounded by her immediate family on February 19, 2017 after a long battle with lung cancer.  Nina was born February 2 ...

Other

Sara Ward Reed, 90, Charleston, SC formerly of Gainesville
Sara Ward Reed, 90, died peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at her home in Charleston, SC., following a brief battle with leukemia. She was a graduate of Atlanta’s Girls ...

White

Julius Westmoreland, 78, Cleveland
Julius Westmoreland, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Westmoreland was born on August 22, 1938, in ...
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.