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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 14th, 2018

Banks

Arlene Simmons Gailey, 74, Baldwin
Arlene Simmons Gailey, age 74 of Baldwin, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Born in Baldwin, Georgia on February 12, 1944 she was a daughter of the late Brodus and Gliness ...

Gwinnett

Robert “Bob” Donald Adams, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Adams; parents, Stephen and ...
Troy W. Sudderth, 85, Buford
Mr. Troy W. Sudderth, 85, of Homer formerly of Buford passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 ...

Hall

Paulette L. Pafford, 70, Gainesville
Paulette Lawrence Pafford, 70, of Gainesville passed away Saturday July 14, 2018.  Paulette was born on February 8, 1948 at Downey Hospital in Gainesville, to Anthony E. and P ...
Cecil L. Young, 72, Gainesville
Cecil L. Young, age 72, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. He loved fishing, animals and his friends at the Senior Center in Gainesville. Survivors include his son ...

Lumpkin

Jessie Mae Barrett, 94, Dahlonega
Mrs. Jessie Mae Barrett, age 94, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. Mrs. Barrett was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on March 13, 1 ...

White

Ms. Henrietta Irvin was born on September 30, 1927 to Newt and Linney Satterfield.  She grew up in Skitts Mountain Community where she continued to live with her beloved husba ...
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.