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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 12th, 2018

Banks

Levis Ivie, 90, Commerce
Levis Ivie, age 90 of Commerce, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Born in Cornelia, Georgia on July 8, 1928, he was a son of the late Taft and Maybelle Erwin Ivie. Mr. I ...

Hall

Mr. Robert “Bobby” Ernest Ash age 65 of Gainesville passed away on Monday November 12, 2018 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
Joseph John Iannarone, 93, Gainesville
Joseph John Iannarone, 93 of Gainesville passed away Monday November 12, 2018. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 3 ...
Virginia Grace Roberts, 84, Flowery Branch
Virginia Grace Roberts, 84, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Frida ...
Wendell (Ray) Rogers, 81, Gainesville
Wendell (Ray) Rogers, 81, of Gainesville passed away November 12, 2018. Born on January 7, 1937 in Carrollton, GA, he was the son of the late Cohen and Felicia Buchanan Rogers. Mr ...

Jackson

Edward Vasco Hughey, 78, Jefferson
Mr. Edward Vasco Hughey age 78 of Jefferson Georgia entered eternal rest on November 12, 2018 after a brief illness.  He was born October 17, 1940 in Jackson County Georgia to ...

Lumpkin

Russ Nichols, 86, Dahlonega
Russ Nichols age 86 of Dahlonega GA went home to be with the LORD surrounded by his loved ones, on November 12th, 2018. Russ started out life with a responsible work ethic. At ...
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.