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Local Obits for Thu. May 17th, 2018

Gwinnett

Evelyn Burel Key, 89, Buford
  Evelyn Burel Key, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her son, Dave Key; husband of sixty-nine years, Harold Key; paren ...
Melinda Louise Miller, 68, Buford
Melinda Louise Miller, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benard and Beatrice Miller. Mrs. Miller is survived by he ...

Jackson

James E. “Jim” Hewlett, age 69, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Robin Hewlett, Hoschton, Ga; children, ...
Nettie Louise Waters, 92, Commerce
Nettie Louise Waters, age 92 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018.   Born on Aug. 22, 1925 in Commerce, GA, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Em ...

White

Sidney William Shortt, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home on May 17, 2018. Born in 1948 in Athens, Georgia, Sid was the son of William J. Shortt and Lois J. Shortt.  S ...
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.