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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 10th, 2017

Banks

Joey Preston Matthews, 57, Maysville
Joey Preston Matthews, age 57, of Nicholson, GA passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.   Mr. Matthews was the son of Robert Matthews of Nicholson, GA and the late Elsie ...

Dawson

Charles James Siburt, 87, Dawsonville
Charles James Siburt, 87, of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday June 10, 2017 with his family by his side. Born January 3 ...

Forsyth

Thelma G. Resler, 74, Cumming
Thelma G. Resler, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday June 10, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 10:30am at The Church of the Good Shepherd ...
Don M. Woodruff, 71, Cumming
Don M. Woodruff, Sr, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his residence.  He was a member of Silver City Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia.   ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Earl Bennett, Jr., 49, from Dacula, GA, passed away on June 10th. He is survived by his wife, Judi; children, Brittney Davis, Nick Fisher, & Lauren King; grandchildre ...
Jackie Puckett Hutton, 81, Buford
Jackie Puckett Hutton, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald C. Hutton; son, Bobby Stanley Dunagan, Jr.; ...

Habersham

Scott Woodall, 81, Demorest
Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant, Scott Woodall, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at a private healthcare facility. Born in Lumpkin County on August 14, ...
Funeral services for Eunice Savilla McClure Berry, age 90 of Demorest will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Connie Berry and Re ...

Hall

Robert Simmie Miller, Jr., 73, Gainesville
Robert Simmie Miller, Jr., age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on June 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by family and friends due to complications from acute l ...
Silvia Soto-Rodriguez, 55, Gainesville
Mrs. Silvia Soto-Rodriguez, 55, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Mond ...

Jackson

Bernard "Bernie" William Mettenberger, III, age 52, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, June 14, 2017 ...

Lumpkin

Ricky A. McDonald, 50, Dahlonega
Ricky A. McDonald, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 due to an extended illness. Ricky always wore a smile and was always laughing.  He was ev ...

Other

Connie Wright Canup, 51, Covington
  Funeral services for Connie Wright Canup age 51, of Covington will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Craig Brown Off ...

Rabun

Bennie Lee Owens Sr, 56, Clayton
Bennie Lee Owens Sr, age, 56 of Clayton, Ga., passed away June 10, 2017 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born November 15, 1960 the son of Edgar Jayco Ow ...

Stephens

Mrs. Betty Jean Waggoner Hudson, age 80, residing on prospect road in Toccoa, Ga., passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia at Piedmont Hospital.    A d ...

White

Evelyn Chalk, 91, Cleveland
Mrs. Evelyn Chalk, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017.    Mrs. Chalk was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late Roy and Bertha Mae Haywood Sammons ...
Mary Jo Shaffer, 94, Cleveland
Mary Jo Shaffer age 94, of Cleveland passed away Saturday June 10, 2017.  Mrs. Shaffer was born in Westminister, SC the daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie Mae Ivester Mi ...
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.