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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 16th, 2017

Banks

Mr. Robert Alexander Lewis, age 19, of Homer, GA died June 16, 2017.  Alex was born in Macon, GA to Thomas Lewis of Homer and Shelly Shimler Lewis of Homer.  He lived in ...

Forsyth

Rev. Curtis D. Allbritten, DD, age 76, of Cumming, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, June 16, 2017. He was born and raised in Cedartown, Georgia. Curtis pastored in Conyers, ...

Gwinnett

Mattie Wansley, 71, West Virginia formerly of Buford
Mattie Wansley, age 71, of West Virginia and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon in ...

Habersham

Janice Fitzgerald Erwin, 78, Cornelia
Janice Fitzgerald Erwin, of Cornelia, passed away on June 16, 2017, after battling multiple myeloma for 3.5 years. Born in Atlanta on November 7, 1938, she was preceded in death b ...
Joan Crowe Maddox, 90, Toccoa
Joan Crowe Maddox, 90, passed away at her home on June 16, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born October 10, 1926 in Bradenton, Florida to parents Howard Dewey Crowe ...

Hall

Elder Eddie L. Walker, 76, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Elder Eddie Walker of Gainesville, Ga., the husband of Mrs. Fralil Walker, will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., St. John Baptist Church, 757 E ...

Jackson

Cecil Arnold Tignor, 62, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cecil Arnold Tignor, age 62 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, June 16, 2017.  Mr. Tignor was born in Richmond, ...
Annie Ruth Voyles, 80, Hoschton
Annie Ruth Voyles, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Friday, June 16, 2017.  Mrs. Voyles had a rose garden that she adored.  Survivors include her son Jeff Voyles of Hoscht ...

Lumpkin

Vickie Lynn Davis Bruce, 59, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vickie Lynn Davis Bruce, age 59, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. She worked for many years at the Ranger Camp in Dahlonega and ...
Pamela "Pam" Ellen Teal, 59, Dahlonega
Pamela “Pam” Ellen Teal, age 59, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, June 16, 2017.   Pam was of the Baptist faith and a member of Antioch Bapti ...

Other

Eula Mae Clark, 84, Old Town
Eula Mae Clark, age 84, of Old Town, FL passed away Friday, June 16, 2017.   Born in Franklin County, Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late Hoyt and Myrtie Nation Kitchens ...

White

Daniel Allison, 33, Cleveland
Daniel Allison, age 33, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017.  Mr. Allison was born June 29, 1983 in Gainesville to Lloyd Allison and Lora Jean Wright. He was pr ...
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.