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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 23rd, 2017

Gwinnett

R.C. Millwood, 89, Buford
R.C. Millwood, age 89, of Conyers, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The Family will receive friends Friday evening, August 25, 2017, from 6-8 PM at thei ...
Paul M. “Bud” Pugh, 88, Suwanee
Mr. Paul M. “Bud” Pugh, age 88, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Brogdon Pugh; ...

Hall

Frances Mogree Curry, 88, Gainesville
Frances Mogree Curry, 88, of Gainesville GA, went home to her Lord & Savior August 23, 2017. Known as Granny to most, a kind heart to all, she will be deeply missed. She is pre ...
Larry Junior Millwood, 73, Gainesville
  Larry Junior Millwood, 73, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, A ...
Funeral services will be held Sunday August 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home for James “Jay” Christopher Davis, 44, of Murrayville. Rev. John D ...
James Christopher Davis, 44, Murrayville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 27, 2017 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for James Christopher Davis age 44 of Murrayville. The Rev. John Dell will of ...
Louella Phipps, 89, Murrayville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 27, 2017 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Louella Phipps age 89 of Murrayville. The Rev. John Dell will officiate. I ...
Louella Pearl Phipps, 89, Murrayville
Funeral services will be held Sunday August 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in  the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Louella Pearl Phipps, 89, of  Murrayville. Rev. John D ...
Alexander Smith, 86, cLER
Alexander Smith, 86, of Clermont, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at his residence.           Funeral services wi ...

Jackson

Mr. Rayburn (Ray) Luther Bellamy, age 80 of Commerce died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Bellamy was born in Carnesville and was r ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy Lynn Bradley Bennett, age 60 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, August 23, 2017.  Mrs. Bennett was b ...
Dana McGee, 57, Commerce
 Mrs. Dana McGee, age 57, of Commerce died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. McGee was born in Gadsden, AL to Peggy Shaw Murph ...

Other

Mary Phillips McElmurray, 92, Hephzibah
MARY OLIVET PHILLIPS McELMURRAY Born on November 5, 1924, Mary Phillips McElmurray, age 92, completed a life well-lived on August 23, 2017. A native of North Augusta, SC, at ...
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.