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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 28th, 2017

Dawson

Dean J. Couch, 90, Dawsonville
Dean J. Couch, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born May 27, 1927 in Dawson County to the late Henr ...
E. Eugene Higgins, 85, Dawsonville
E. Eugene Higgins, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence. Born September 2, 1931 to the late Roscoe and Beulah Higgins, he had been a resident o ...

Forsyth

James O'Dell Hobbs, 51, Cummimg
James O’Dell Hobbs, 51 of Cumming, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, August 25, 2017.   In Loving Memory James was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and ...

Gwinnett

Carol Jean Hood Bartlett, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-five years, James R. Bartlett. She is sur ...

Habersham

Bessie Mae Welborn Poole entered eternal life on August 28, 2017. Her beautiful spirit is carried on by her 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grands, one surviving sibling, an ...
Donald A. “Don” Wheatley, Jr., age 46, of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 following a long and courageous battle.   Don was born in Washington, Geo ...

Hall

Virginia Louise Blackwell, 74, Gainesville
Virginia Louise Blackwell, 74, of Gainesville, has gone to be with the Lord following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 ...
Margaret Alene Nix, 82, Gainesville
  Mrs. Margaret Alene Nix, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Henry Monroe Cook, 74, Lula
Mr. Henry Monroe Cook, 74, of Lula, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, following a courageous, 16-year battle with cancer.             Henry was bo ...
Mary E. Huddleston passed from this life early Monday morning, August 28, 2017, at the age of 61. Mary was born December 19, 1955 in Gray, GA to the late James and Fannie Mae Sk ...

Jackson

Frances Goodyear Crenshaw, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Goodyear Crenshaw, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. Mrs. Crenshaw was born in Wilmington, No ...

White

Newton Jackson, 88, Cleveland
Rev. Newton Jackson, Jr., age 88 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017.  Mr. Jackson was born on July 30, 1929, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Newton Jac ...
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.