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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 27th, 2018

Dawson

Wayne Thomas, 82, Dawsonville
Wayne Thomas, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 27, 2018 following a sudden illness. Mr. Thomas was born December 17, 1935 and raised in Robertsdale, Alabama.  He ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Marie Eason, 91, Dacula
Sarah Marie Eason, age 91 of Dacula, GA, died Monday, July 23, 2018 after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton Mil ...

Hall

Brandon Franklin, 20, Gainesville
Brandon Franklin, age 20 of Gainesville, passed away on July 21, 2018. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.  
James David "Jim" Welborn, 76, Flowery Branch
James David “Jim” Welborn, age 76, of Flowery Branch, Georgia formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Mr. Welborn was born on Novembe ...

Jackson

Vernon Z. Carter, 98, Jefferson
JEFFERSON – Mr. Vernon Z. Carter,  98, passed away  Thursday, July 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:00 & ...

Lumpkin

Harriet Elfresh Dixon, 98, Dahlonega
Harriet McElfresh Dixon, age 98, formerly of Irwin, PA, of Cumming Nursing Home, passed away peacefully Friday, July 27, 2018 at the nursing home.   Born June 28, 192 ...

White

Charles Nolan Walden, 77, Cleveland
Charles Nolan Walden, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018.   Mr. Walden was born December 2, 1940 in Smyre Village, NC to the late W.S. “PeeWe ...
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.