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Local Obits for Sat. May 27th, 2017

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Ledford Hogan, age 69 of Homer, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Mrs. Hogan was born in Talmo, Ge ...

Habersham

Hendrix Lee Benfield, inf, Clarkesville
  Hendrix Lee Benfield, infant son of Jesse Lee Benfield & Amberly White Benfield of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 27, 201 ...
Inez Moore McGahee, 88, Clarkesville
Inez Moore McGahee, age 88 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Born in Habersham County on May 23, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Virgil James Moore a ...

Hall

Gene Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Gene Brooks, 87, passed away to his heavenly home on May 27, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA after suffering a stroke.  Gene was born in Columb ...
Dr. George Croom Johnson, 69, Gainesville
Dr. George Croom Johnson age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Private Memorial services are scheduled for a later dat ...
Rev. Benjamin Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Rev. Benjamin “Gene” Brooks, age 87, of Gainesville, passed away on May 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the c ...
Lucille Allison Brookshire, 86, Gainesville
Lucille Allison Brookshire, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, after a sudden illness.   Mrs. ...

Jackson

Jeune Wilson Blackmon, 82, Commerce
Jeune Wilson Blackmon, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.   Born in Commerce, she was the daughter of the late W.B. (Dub) & ...

Other

Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39, Acworth
Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39 of Acworth, GA passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at McDonald and Son Funer ...
  Cordelia Elizabeth “Bettie” McLemore passed away on May 27, 2017.  A native of Statesboro, Georgia, she was a long-time resident of Sandy Springs and was ...

Stephens

Miss Rosamond Ellen Anderson, age 88, of Cawthon Road in Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia.  A daughter of the late ...
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.