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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 16th, 2018


Dana Caroline Perry, 48, Lawrenceville
  Dana Caroline Perry was born September 12, 1969.  Dana lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia and passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018. A graduate of Fayetteville County H ...
Dorothy Short Davidson, 81, Grayson
 Mrs. Dorothy Short Davidson, age 81 of Grayson died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Davidson was born in Commerce to the late, Lewis and Louise William ...


Altonia Eason, 77, Demorest
Mrs. Altonia Eason age 77 of Demorest passed away on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...


Larry Kenneth Jackson, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Larry Kenneth Jackson, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born March 25, 1945 to parents Chri ...
Phillip Jay Bradford, 55, Flowery Branch
  Phillip Jay Bradford, age 55, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his step-brother, Donnie Waters; and step-sister ...
Carl Theo Whitehead, Jr., 85, Gainesville
Mr. Carl Theo Whitehead, Jr., 85 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday January 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Carl Theo Whitehead, Jr., was born in Macon, Georgi ...


Marian Dunson Whitfield, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Marian Dunson Whitfield, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Whitfield was born in Commerce to the late Jack and Roberta Dunson. She ...


Columbus Wilford Dean, Sr, 80, Cleveland
     Columbus Wilford Dean, Sr., age 80, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018.      Mr. Dean was born in Blackstone, Virgin ...
Shelia Anne Odom, 57, Cleveland
Sheila Anne Odom, 57 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday January 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hall County, Ms. Odom had lived in White County for a num ...
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.