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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 10th, 2018

Banks

Bertha Alene Grogan, 63, Maysville
     Mrs. Bertha Alene Grogan, age 63 of Maysville, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens following a sudden illness.& ...

Forsyth

Martha Jean Phillips, 78, Cumming
Martha Jean Phillips, age 78, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Jean was employed by US General Construction Company for 46 years and was a member of New Light Baptist Church. Sh ...
Thomas Colbert Skinner, 81, Cumming
On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Thomas Colbert Skinner, widower, father and grandfather, passed away at age 81.  Tom will join his late wife of 52 years, Paula Bunse Skinner, and w ...
Frances Doris Woodall, 81, Cumming
Frances Doris Woodall, age 81, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ra ...

Gwinnett

  James Myron Strickland, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Chuck Russell. He is survived by his wife ...

Hall

Sara Ann Barrett Henson, 86, Gainesville
Sara Henson : The Woman Behind the Legendary Voice of First National Bank in Gainesville. Sara Ann Barrett Henson, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on July 10, 2018 at North ...
Gray Davis Hickman, 90, Gainesville
Gray Davis Hickman, 90, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018.   Gray was born on October 22, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri. God saw him getting tired, and ...
Herman Lamar “Bouncer” Hollis, 75, of Murrayville passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Fr ...
Richard Martin Williamson, age 80 of Hoschton, GA passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. Mr. Williamson has been cremated and a privat ...

Jackson

Glenn Wayne Leatherwood, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Glenn Wayne Leatherwood, age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Mr. Leatherwood was born in ...

Lumpkin

Jimmy Charles Early, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. Jimmy Charles Early, age 63, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Jimmy was born in Lumpkin County on January 13, 1955 to the late James Edward and Laverne Lance Early. In ad ...
Waymon Fields, 79, Dahlonega
Waymon Fields, 79, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Gold City Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Mt. Pisg ...
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.