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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 16th, 2018

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ollie Mae Rainwater Tate, age 87 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, June 16, 2018.  Mrs. Tate was born in Atlant ...

Forsyth

Kenneth Lyerly, Jr., 67, Cumming
Kenneth Lyerly, Jr. age 67, died June 16, 2018.  He was born on August 23, 1950 in Johnsonville, SC, son of Kenneth Lyerly, Sr. and Rebe Gaskins Lyerly. Kenneth is survi ...
Andrew David Shelton, 26, Cumming
Andrew David Shelton, 26, passed away suddenly on June 16th, 2018. He was a bright and beautiful soul that left this earth much too early. His passions were music, specifically ...

Habersham

Eric Daniel Hicks, 57, Cornelia
Eric Daniel Hicks, age 57, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 following an extended illness. No Formal Services are planned at this time.  Arrange ...

Hall

Tony Randall Tipton, 54, Gainesville
Tony Randall Tipton, 54 of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Braselton following a sudden illness. Survivors include his s ...
Nancy Maranda Braselton, 71, of Oakwood passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 ...

Jackson

Martha Eudora Banks, 89, Commerce
Martha Eudora Banks, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Hill Haven Nursing Home.  Mrs. Banks was born in Commerce to the late Henry Thomas and Flonnie Moz ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.