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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 25th, 2018

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Clyde Lee Barker, Jr, 77, Auburn formerly of Bluefield, VA.
Clyde Lee Barker, Jr., 77, of Auburn, GA. formerly of Bluefield, VA passed on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Clyde was born in Buchanan County, VA o ...

Dawson

Hilda H. Cox, 93, Dawsonville
Hilda H. Cox, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 25, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born July 24, 1924 to the late Bill and Ludi ...
Billy Joe Christopher, Sr, 59, Dawsonville
Billy Joe Christopher, Sr., age 59, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away February 25, 2018.  He was the Associate Pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. Joe was a lo ...
Joan Collete Makosky, 80, Dawsonville
Joan Colette Makosky, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 25, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born April 12, 1937 in Morris ...

Gwinnett

Miss Willie Josephine Bennett, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maude Cash Bennett; sister, Vio ...
Mr. Harry Lee Whitworth, Jr., age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances “Fran” Whitworth; and his pa ...

Habersham

James O. Kimbrell, 82, Mt. Airy
James O. Kimbrell, age 82, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Kimbrell was born on April 23, 1935, i ...

Hall

Ret. Chief Petty Officer Wesley T. Abernathy, 70, Lula Formerly of Lawrenceville
Ret. Chief Petty Officer Wesley T. Abernathy, age 70, of Lula, GA and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parent ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 1, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Rev. Raleigh Thomas Parks, age 82 of Gainesville. The Rev. Timothy Sulle ...

Lumpkin

William Frank Davis Jr., 75, Dahlonega
Mr. William Frank Davis Jr., age 75, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018. Mr. Davis was born in Lumpkin County on August 21, 1942 to the late William Frank Sr. ...
Susan Walls Shertenlieb, 71, Dahlonega
Mrs. Susan Walls Shertenlieb, age 71, of Dahlonega, formerly of Cumming, Ga passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018.    Mrs. Shertenlieb was born in Cumming on Januar ...
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.