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Local Obits for Wed. May 10th, 2017

Forsyth

Betty Sue Smith Walls, 76, Cumming
Betty Sue Smith Walls, 76, of Cumming passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, James Edmond (Doodle) Walls, her par ...

Gwinnett

Viorel Captiu, 79, Suwanee
Viorel Captiu, age 79, of Suwanee, GA, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Teofil ...

Habersham

J.B. Freeman, 78, Cornelia
J.B. Freeman, age 78 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Born in White County, Georgia on January 29, 1939, he was a son of the late Charlie and Nellie Mae Pres ...

Hall

Jason Dwight McNeal, 43, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jason Dwight McNeal, age 43, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Oakes of Limestone. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the ...
Dickerson B. Hawkins, 82, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 13, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Dickerson B. Hawkins, age 82 of Gillsville. The Rev. Marshall Dale will ...
Josefa Pla, 98, Gainesville
Josefa Pla, affectionately known as TaTa, when she was a young child a Catholic school nun changed her name to Josephine. She was born on July 20, 1918 in Key West, Florida to t ...

Jackson

Harry Lavelle Evans, 64, Commerce
  Mr. Harry Lavelle Evans, age 64 of Commerce died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Evans was born in Hattiesburg, MS to the late, Tul ...
James Bryce Satterfield, 84, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mr. James Bryce Satterfield, age 84 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  Mr. Satterfield was born in ...
Michael Brian Pruitt, 45, Athens
Michael Brian Pruitt age 45 of Athens (Jackson County) passed away May 10, 2017 at his residence.                       &nbs ...

Stephens

Mr. Emory Harrison Williams, age 71 of 489 Currahee Circle, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Thomas E. and Grace Wilmot Williams, h ...
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.