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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 12th, 2018

Gwinnett

Walter G. Bailey, 79, Buford
Walter G. Bailey, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Narvin and Maudlene Bailey; brothers, Roger Bailey, Larry Bai ...

Habersham

Thomas “Randy” Randall Turner, age 69 of Cornelia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2018. Mr. Turner was born December 13, 1948 in at The Charm House ...

Hall

Robert Flemming, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Flemming, 81, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at his residence. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Memorial Park F ...
Sharon Elizabeth Williams, 57, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday January 14, 2018 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sharon Elizabeth Williams, age 57 of Gillsville. Interment will follow at ...
Robert Edward Kennamer, 95, Gainesville formerly of Huntsville, AL
Surrounded by his family, Robert Edward Kennamer, 95, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Huntsville, AL, went home to be with his Lord January 12, 2018.  Born in Marshall County, ...
James Douglas Mayfield, 66, Flowery Branch
James Douglas Mayfield, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.  He is survived by his sons, Douglas Coleman Russell, Flowery Branch, GA and ...

Lumpkin

Mary Inez West, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Inez West, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.   Mrs. West was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was bor ...

Other

Brandon Alexander Braun, 29, Stockbridge
Brandon Alexander Braun, age 29, of Stockbridge, GA passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.  Brandon is survived by his son, Kolby Alexander Braun of Stockbridge, GA, his mot ...

White

Willie Henry Adams, Sr., 70, Clarkesville
Willie Henry Adams, Sr (Papa Willie), 70 years young of Clarkesville came into this world on April 18, 1947 in Houston County and went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2018. ...
Kenneth (Andy) Walden, 67, Cleveland
Kenneth “Andy” Walden, age 67, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.   Mr. Walden was born in Hall County to the late John Luke Walden Sr. an ...
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.