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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 11th, 2018

Gwinnett

Richard Howard Franklin 87, of Buford, Ga passed away on October 11, 2018. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Ar ...

Habersham

Amberson C. Wade, 93, Alto
Amberson C. Wade, age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Mrs. Wade was born on April 11, 1925, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the late John Willi ...
Earl "Lincoln" Holcombe Jr., 51, of Cornelia, died Thursday October 11, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Holcombe had lived ...

Hall

Willie O. Bailey, 74, Gainesville
Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Willie O . Bailey (74) of Gainesville, Ga will be held Sunday, October 14,2018, 3:00PM @ Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Tanner Bridge Road&nbs ...
M.L. "John" Head, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. M.L. “John” Head, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 11, 2018. A Celebration/Visitation will be 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., ...
Lisa Michelle Hendrix, 60, Gainesville
Mrs. Lisa Michelle Hendrix,  60,  of Gainesville, GA passed October 11, 2018.    Arrangements will be announced later by Young's Funeral Home. &nbs ...
Wyndee Tabitha Standridge, 25, Gillsville
Wyndee Tabitha Standridge, age 25, of Gillsville, GA passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018. She was a loving daughter, sister, and friend to all and will be missed by all.  ...

Jackson

Juanita Rooks Duck, 86, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Juanita Rooks Duck, age 86, of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 11, 2018.  Mrs. Duck was born in Winde ...
David Dewitt Gooch, 70, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Dewitt Gooch, age 70 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 11, 2018.  Mr. Gooch was born ...
Helen Brown Yarbrough, 84, Maysville
Mrs. Helen Brown Yarbrough, age 84, of Maysville died Thursday, October 11, 2018 at New Horizons Nursing Home.  Mrs. Yarbrough was born in Maysville to the late, Frank and Beu ...

Other

Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth “Pendy” Bailey age 92 of Saffron Drive, Dunwoody Georgia passed away Thursday October 11, 2018 at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.&n ...

White

Dennese Stringfellow, 54, Cleveland
Dennese Stringfellow, age 54 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, the 11th of October, 2018. Ms.Stringfellow was born on July 11, 1964 in Demorest, Georgia to Jesse Lee Richar ...
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.