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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 11th, 2018

Forsyth

Ruth Eleanor Bond, 95, Cumming
Ruth Eleanor Bond, age 95, of Cumming, GA., passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018. She was born in 1923, to the late Elmer and Ida Fisher. In addition to her parents, she is preced ...
Velma Jean Gazaway, 82, Cumming
Velma Jean Gazaway, 82, of Cumming passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018. She was a long-time attendee of Lanierland Music Park and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.&nbs ...

Habersham

Earnest Jay McCollum, 70, Demorest
Earnest Jay McCollum, age 70, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan; daughter, Melissa Lovell; son, Daniel McCollum; sister and ...

Hall

Dina Delacruz, 55, Gainesville
  Dina Delacruz, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 following a brief illness. She was a teacher at The Goddard School and a wonderful wife ...

Jackson

Garry Russell Fancher, 72, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Garry Russell Fancher, age 72, of Athens, Georgia, (south Jackson county community) who passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Mr. ...

Other

Karen McCollum Cleveland, 66 of Lavonia passed away Sunday November 11, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. ...
Montese Phillips, 88, Apharetta
Montese Phillips, age 88 of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral ...

Stephens

William Reeves Harrison, 77, Eastanollee
Mr. William Reeves Harrison, age 77, residing on East Silver Shoals Road in Eastanollee passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Ca ...

White

Nancy Ballard Droege, 61, Cleveland
  Nancy Ballard Droege, age 61 of Cleveland, formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana, went home to Jesus on Sunday, November 11, 2018, after extended illnesses. Mrs. Droege was ...
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.