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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 15th, 2018

Gwinnett

Marvin A. Waddle, Sr., age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace B. Waddle; mother, Myrtle Le Grand; brother, ...

Hall

Wayne Allen Bryson, 78, Gainesville
Wayne Allen Bryson, 78, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Par ...
Martha Jean Matthews, 80, Flowery Branch
Martha Jean Matthews, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Born ...
Annette Roberts, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Annette Roberts, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. No Servic ...
Dr. Charles Leonard Robertson, Jr. entered into this life on February 22, 1952 to the parents of Lois Camp Robertson (Lytle) and the late Charles Leonard Robertson, Sr. He departed ...
Cheiko Hontani, 93, Gainesville
Cheiko Hontani, 93, of Gainesville, passed peacefully in her sleep on the evening of August 15, 2018.  She was born in Susami, Japan on February 2, 1925. She married Bob Honta ...

Rabun

John Allen Gwinn, 59, Rabun Gap
John Allen Gwinn, age 59 of Rabun Gap, Georgia formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Toccoa, Georgia. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana on De ...

Stephens

Stewart Franklin Cole, “Lawn and Garden Stu” went home to be with his wife (Cherie Cole) on Wednesday, August 15th around 2 pm of Natural Causes… He left behi ...
Richard Bryan Loggins, 41, Toccoa
Mr. Richard Bryan Loggins, age 41, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  Mr. Loggins was born on October 11, 1976 in Hall County.  He was an avid Georgia ...

White

Otis “Pete” Lee Keheley, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Mr. Keheley was born on May 7, 1934, in Gwinnett County, Georgia, to the lat ...
Cleveland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joshua Maurice Wayne Tench, age 31 of Cleveland,  Georgia.  Mr. Tench passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Josh ...
Linda Carole Haynes, 63, Cleveland
Linda Carole Haynes, age 63 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Ms. Haynes was born December 19, 1954 in Waycross, GA to Charles and Carole Davis Haynes. She ...
Otis Lee Keheley, 84, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Otis Lee Keheley, age 84, of Cleveland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   &nbs ...
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.