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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 15th, 2017

Forsyth

Melva Jean Iseli, 80, Cumming
Melva Jean Iseli, 80, of Cumming passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel.  In ...

Gwinnett

Carolyn McAdams Nabors Morgan, 74, Lawrenceville
Carolyn McAdams Nabors Morgan, age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald Morgan; daughter, Lori Jane ...

Hall

Brenda Frasier, 69, Gillsville
Brenda Frasier, age 69 of Gillsville, passed away on July 15, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.
Betty Ruth Crumley, 85, Clermont
Funeral services for, Betty Ruth Crumley age 85 of Clermont, Georgia will be held  at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday July 19, 2017 in Strickland Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in ...
James E. Palmer, 87, Clermont
Mr. James E. Palmer, 87, of Clermont, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, ...
Our loving dad, Marcelino Rodriguez Cruz, passed away in his sleep on July 15, 2017 after a heroic fight with heart failure. He was 71. Born on August 10, 1945 in Mexico.   ...
Andrew Austin Williams, 3, Gainesville
Andrew Austin Williams, age 3, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. Andrew was the most loving, sweetest, and kindest little boy that ever lived. He brought s ...

Other

Patricia Gail McGee, 63, Comer
Patricia Gail McGee age 63 of Comer passed away Saturday July 15, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. McGee was born May 25, 1954 in Ann Arbor , Michigan to Donald & Sybil ...
Martha Wallace Perkins, 69, Free Home
Martha Wallace Perkins, age 69, of Freehome, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 surrounded by her family. Martha was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, ...

Rabun

Lynn Jiles Ward, 64, Clayton
Lynn Jiles Ward, 64, of Clayton, passed away on July 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Almon Jiles and Virginia Justus Ivester and worked as a librarian at North Georgi ...

White

Joel Wayne Craven, 77, Cleveland
Joel Wayne Craven, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Mr. Craven was born April 25, 1940 in Cleveland to the late Robert and Lizzie Mae Craven.He wa ...
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.