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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 24th, 2018

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Clifford Lee Gazaway, 63, Bethlehem
Clifford Lee Gazaway, age 63, of Bethlehem passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018. He loved his family and fishing. Survivors include his daughters Stephanie Bradshaw and husband ...

Habersham

Edward Hix, 62, Alto
Edward Hix, age 62 of Alto, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 20, 1956, he was the son of the late Paul and Betty Jean Wade ...

Hall

Matthew Paul McLeroy, 37, Flowery Branch
Matthew Paul McLeroy, 37, of Flowery Branch passed away October 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park F ...
Betty L. Young, 80, Gainesville
Betty L. Young, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on October 24, 2018 at New Horizons Limestone. Mrs. Young was retired from the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville ...

Jackson

Angela Marie Marchbanks Roberts, 73 of Talmo passed away Wednesday October 24, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Roberts was ...
Harold E. Williams, 90, Jefferson
Harold E. Williams, age 90, of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by son, Robert Harold Williams; sister, Dorothy Greene Solomon; broth ...

Lumpkin

Luther James (LJ) Justus, 88, Dahlonega
Luther James (LJ) Justus, age 88 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 24, 2018 after a brief illness.   LJ was born in Dahlonega, GA on May 23, 1930 and lived most ...

Other

Ann Westbrook, 87, Roswell
Ann Westbrook, age 87, of Roswell, GA, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, William A. Westbrook, Jr. and parents, Baxter and Gladys ...

Stephens

Thomas Landers Meeks, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Thomas Landers Meeks, age 91, residing on Falls Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A son of the late Jasper Steve Meeks ...
Ms. Suzanne “Sue” Louise Cain Pritchett, age 52 of 340 Whispering Woods Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of Michael ...
Mr. Thomas Franklin Leopard, age 78 of Pleasant Drive, Martin passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Ravenell and Bon ...
Fred Alfred Watson, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Fred Alfred Watson, age 86 Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Watson, a Toccoa legend was born July 6, 1932 to Fred P. and E ...
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.