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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 19th, 2018

Forsyth

John D. Scholl, 95, Cumming
John D. Scholl of Cumming, GA. born August 3, 1923 in Laporte, IN to John and Margaret (Steinfeldt) Scholl, married Winifred V. Jourdain, who preceded him in death , at LaPorte Dec ...
Harold Edward Waters, Sr., 83, of Cumming passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018.  A native of Dahlonega, Harold had lived here for the last 45 years after moving here from Atl ...

Gwinnett

Valentina Vazemiller, 76, Lawrenceville
Valentina Vazemiller, age 76, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018. She was preceded in death on September 20, 2015 by her husband, Edward Vazemiller. She ...

Habersham

Janie Whitfield Hicks, 82, Demorest
  Mrs. Janie Whitfield Hicks, age 82 of Demorest, Georgia passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Ed and Ida Dooley Whitfield, she ...

Hall

Louise Coffee Chapman, 101, Gainesville
Louise Coffee Chapman went to be with Jesus on February 19, 2018 at the age of 101.   She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Chapman; parents, John and Louisa ...
Dennis Wayne Morgan, 56, Buford
Mr. Dennis Wayne Morgan, age 56, of Buford passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his residence. Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Monday, February 19, 2018 in the Chapel ...
Evelyn Cantrell Smith, 86, Gainesville
Evelyn Cantrell Smith, 86 of Gainesville passed away Sunday February 18, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifetime resident of Gainesville, Mrs. Smith was the dau ...
Charlene Turner, 74, Flowery Branch
Charlene Turner, 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday February 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born March 13, 1943 in Brunswick, G ...
Edwin Wheeler, 78, Gainesvill
Edwin Wheeler Jr. age 78 of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 16, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at Bethel AME church, 900 Mill Street, Gainesville, GA at 1:00 PM.  ...

Jackson

Christine Sarah Boyes, 95, Hoschton
Christine Sarah Boyes, age 95, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018.  Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Riverview Memorial P ...
Edna Wood Brown, 91, Commerce
Edna Wood Brown, age 91 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.   Born in Maysville, GA on Aug. 28, 1926, she was the daughter of the late R.J. and Cleo Nicho ...
Jack Charles Freeman, 88, Jefferson
Jack Charles Freeman, 88, of Jefferson, Ga, made is his way home to Jesus on February 19, 2018.  Charles left this world surrounded by loved ones, knowing he had accomplished ...
Angela Rose Hale, 58, Nicholson
Mrs. Angela Rose Hale, age 58, of Nicholson died Monday, February 19, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Hale was born in Nicholson to the late, W.C. and Grace Kittle Brown.  M ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter Richard “Dicky” Nixon, age 76 of Athens, Georgia (South Jackson Community) who entered into rest Sunday, February 1 ...

Lumpkin

Mattie Blondene Bryan, 78, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mattie Blondene Bryan, age 78 of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018.   Mrs. Bryan was born in Suches on June 25, 1939 to the late Homer and Mabell Wil ...
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.