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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 22nd, 2018

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Curtis Robert Peace, 91, Bethlehem
Curtis Robert Peace, 91, of Bethlehem passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Ap ...

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Milva Claudine Williamson, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gailyne Chambers; son, Billy Williamson, Jr.; and ...
Larry Edwin Johnson, 71, Dacula
Larry Edwin Johnson, age 71, of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Betty Ewing Johnson, Dacula, GA; daughter, Laura ...

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Grady Lee Chitwood, 87, Mt. Airy
Grady Lee Chitwood, age 87, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 22, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Chitwood was born on March 23, 1931, in ...

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Mr. Ronald Douglas Blackwell passed away April 22, 2018 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in the ...
Manuel Oblea-Suarez, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Manuel Oblea-Suarez, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. ...
Jimmy Lee Smith, 64, Clermont
Jimmy Lee Smith, 64, of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta following a year-long battle with AML leukemia. Born in Gainesville, Jim ...

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Jason Monroe Caldwell, 40, Dahlonega
Jason Monroe Caldwell, age 40 of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. Jason was born in Hall County on October 17, 1977. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandf ...
Douglas Wayne Loggins, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Wayne Loggins, age 67 of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. Doug was born in Hall County on December 2, 1950 to the late Henry Kelsey and Nellie Mae Marti ...

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Henry Edwin Reed, 89, Cleveland
Henry Edwin Reed, 89 of Cleveland passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 201 ...
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.