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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 25th, 2018

Forsyth

Betty Jean Day Stone, 81, Cumming
Betty Jean Day Stone, age 81, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018. She was a well-respected and faithful member of Shiloh United Methodist ...

Gwinnett

Adrian Calmi, 60, Lawrenceville
Adrian Calmi, age 60 of Lawrenceville, GA, died Thursday, October 25, 2018 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill Me ...
Sue Meade Franzreb, 87, Johns Creek
Sue Meade Franzreb 87, of John's Creek, Ga. passed away on October 25, 2018. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandso ...

Hall

John K. “Jack” Cotton, 91, Gainesville
Mr. John K. “Jack” Cotton age 91 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday October 25, 2018 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Memorial serv ...
Donna Jean Haynes Farmer, 87, Gainesville
Donna Jean Haynes Farmer, age 87, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at The Gardens of Gainesville. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday Oc ...
Lydia Henderson Balls, 83, Flowery Branch
Lydia Henderson Balls, age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by husband, Donald Eugene Balls. Mrs. Balls is survived by ch ...
Rachel Whitmire Helton, 74, Gainesville
Rachel Whitmire Helton, 74 of Gainesville reached her heavenly home on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, “Jr” Helt ...

Jackson

Cody Wayne Chambers, 54, Jefferson
Cody Wayne Chambers, age 54, of Jefferson, GA passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Phyllis Williams Chambers, Jefferson; childre ...
William Connley Crumley, 62, Commerce
William Connley Crumley, age 62 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Born on Dec. 18, 1955 in Commerce, GA he was the son of the late William Daniel and Joyce Ha ...

Other

Calvin Cosson, 63, Comer
Calvin Cosson age 63 of Comer, GA passed away Thursday Oct. 25, 2018 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.   Mr. Cosson was born September 10, 1955 in Defuniak Spr ...

Stephens

Mrs. Lynda Elaine Brawner Sellers, age 68 of Lovell Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Herman and Lula Robert ...
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.