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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 29th, 2018

Habersham

Neville L. Bryson, 77, Clarkesvile
Funeral services for Neville L. Bryson, age 77 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Donald Grizzle will officiate w ...

Hall

Ruby Butler, 97, Lula
Mrs. Ruby Butler, age 97 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Mem ...
Betty Jean "B.J." Adams Christman passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018.  She was born in 1925 in Meridian, MS. Betty Jean was a devoted member of Grace Episcopal Church ...
Barbara Lester Hanes Griffin, 70, Gainesville
Barbara Lester Hanes Griffin, 70, of Gainesville, GA died Sunday, July 29 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 1, 2018 in the Chape ...
    Mrs. Connie Lynn McCray Armour, 48, of Oakwood passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her residence.            ...
Nathaniel Montgomery, 71, Gainesville
Nathaniel Montgomery, 71, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Satu ...

Jackson

Franklin Jimmy Smith, 71, Commerce formerly of Buford, GA
Franklin Jimmy Smith, age 71, of Commerce, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018.  He was  preceded in death by parents, Levi and Lula Mae Smith; ...

White

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Burma Lee Russell Chastain, age 87 of Cleveland. Burma passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018.   Born on January ...
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.