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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 3rd, 2018

Banks

Jonathan Odell Skelton, 47, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jonathan Odell Skelton, age 47, of Commerce, who passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Mr. Skelton was the son of Jo Ann Frey of Athen ...

Barrow

Rachel Williams Hoover, age 97, of Winder, GA, formerly of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Born on June 24, 1921 in Rutherfordton, NC, she was the daughter of th ...

Dawson

Richard S. Wessinger, 68, Dawsonville
Richard S. Wessinger, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 3, 2018 at his residence. Born May 5, 1950 in Atlanta, GA to the late Sam and Evelyn Wessinger, he had lived in ...

Forsyth

Linda Morris Bennett, 71, Cumming
Linda Morris Bennett age 71 of Cumming, Ga passed away July 3, 2018. She was a Loving Grandmother full of laughter and love. Always ready to be the light on a rainy day. Linda was ...
Marsha Lea Ackerman, 68, Cumming
Marsha Lea Ackerman, 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Dorothy Jean Bagwell, 84, Cumming
Dorothy Jean Bagwell, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Dorothy Jean was the Goodwill Ambassador for the Forsy ...

Gwinnett

Betty Ann Ellis, 68, Buford
Betty Ann Ellis, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eloise Camp. Mrs. Ellis is survived by her husband of thirty-five ...
Larry D. Higgins, 78, Sugar Hill
Larry D. Higgins, age 78 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Mae Tribble and step-father, Dewey Tribble. Mr. Higgins i ...

Hall

Harold Dean Tumlin, 79, Braselton
Mr. Harold Dean Tumlin, age 79, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Winder Health Care, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jul ...
Sue Anderson Vandiver, 96, Murrayville
Sue Anderson Vandiver, 96, of Murrayville, GA went home to see her Lord on July 3rd.  She was at home surrounded by family and friends.  Funeral services will be hel ...

Lumpkin

Eva Nell Cain, 78, Dahlonega
  Eva Nell Cain, age 78, of Dahlonega, Ga., passed away July 3, 2018, at Foothills Retirement Home following an extended illness. She was born October 22, 1939. The daughte ...

Other

Nancy Jane Burns Cunningham, 81, Ellenwood formerly of Turnerville
Nancy Jane Burns Cunningham, age 81 of Ellenwood, GA formerly of Turnerville, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Born in Habersham County on April 12, 1937, she was a daugh ...

Stephens

Doris Virginia Hoover Ritchey, age 88 passed away on July 3, 2018 in her home in Toccoa, Georgia. Doris was born on January 20, 1930 to Harold Hoover and Ethel (Luke) Hoover in Len ...

White

Mrs. Mary “Hazel” Barnes Ledford, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Mrs. Ledford was born in Habersham County, on February 25, 1930. She was ...
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.