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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 9th, 2018

Forsyth

John “J.C.” Jones, 85, Cumming
John “J.C.” Jones, age 85, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. J.C. was born in Forsyth County in 1933, to the late Charlie and Sarah Jones. He was ...

Habersham

Fairy “Jackie” Gilliland Martin, 90, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Asbury House Hospice. Jackie was born on October 8, 1928 in Belzoni, MS to James &ldq ...

Hall

Pauline Griffin, 91, Clermont
Pauline Griffin, age 91 of Clermont died on October 9, 2018.  Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Strickland Funeral ...
Lucio Molina-Galvan, 24, Gainesville
Lucio Molina-Galvan, age 24 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Emory Hospital.           Funeral servic ...
Ofelia Torres, 47, Gainesville
Ofelia Torres, age 47, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Gainesville, GA after battling stomach cancer. Mrs. Torres was born Dece ...
Homer Lawrence Truelove, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 11, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Homer Lawrence Truelove, age 88 of Gainesville. The Rev. Leon Thompso ...

Jackson

Ms. Beverly Jean Farmer Adams AlDeen, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Kindred Hospice.  Ms. AlDeen was born in Athens to the late Elman and Jean Anth ...

White

Annie McColl Lay, 72, Cleveland
Mrs. Annie McColl Lay, age 72, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Mrs. Lay was born in Glasgow, Scotland to the late James and Mary Bowman Thomson.  She wa ...
Urania Henderson Chastain, 87, Cleveland
Daisy Urania Henderson Chastain, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Mrs. Chastain was born April 27, 1931 in White County to the late John Henry Henderso ...
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.