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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 1st, 2018

Forsyth

Herman Jacob Hamby, 90, Cumming
Herman Jacob Hamby, 90, of Cumming passed away  Thursday, February 1, 2018.  Mr. Hamby was Senior Deacon and a founding member of Silver City Baptist Church.  He is ...

Hall

Rhonda Rafferty Harm, 56, Gainesville
Mrs. Rhonda Rafferty Harm, age 56, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Funer ...
William Lanford McCalley, 92, Gainesville
William Lanford McCalley, age 92, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. Bill was married to the late Ruth Mobley McCalley for 47 years, and is survived by h ...
Charles Leroy Helman, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Leroy Helman, age 72, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 01, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled at a ...
Vivian Hilton Lewis, 93, Gainesville
Vivian Hilton Lewis, age 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Services will be held at a later date. Those wishing to express online condol ...

Jackson

Charles Dean Titshaw, Sr., 84, of Hoschton, Ga passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life Service will be he ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy Wright Phillips White, age 78 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 1, 2018.  Mrs. White was bor ...

White

Rev Billy Joe Jenkins Sr, 82, Sautee Nacoochee
Rev Billy Joe Jenkins Sr, age 82 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mr. Jenkins was born on February 7, 1935, in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Wil ...
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.