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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 27th, 2018

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Kay Payne Parten, 61, Winder
Kay Payne Parten, age 61, of Winder passed away Monday, August 27, 2018. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The family ...

Dawson

Steve Styles, 80, Dawsonville
Steve Styles, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 24, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health.   Mr. Styles was preceded in death by patern ...

Forsyth

Sherry LaVerne Keys Adams, 49, of Cumming passed away Monday, August 27, 2018.  Sherry was a loving mother, Mimi; daughter, sister, and aunt. She was known for being a fighter ...

Habersham

Leila Wilbanks McDowell, age 71 of Baldwin, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018. Born in Commerce, Georgia on April 20, 1947 to the late Telford and Elizabeth Ostine Smith Wi ...

Hall

Gid Corman Bell, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday August 29, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Gid Corman Bell, age 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. Clack Stubbs will o ...
Heather Turner, 37, Gainesville
Heather Turner, MS, LPC, age 37 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018. Heather was born on May 12, 1981 in Gainesville, Georgia. She was the sweetest, kindest and mos ...
Etta Marie Lewis, 68, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday August 31, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Etta Marie Lewis, age 68 of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Wahoo ...
Patrick Wayne Partlow, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Patrick Wayne Partlow age 43 of Gainesville passed away on Monday August 27, 2018 following a sudden illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday August 30, 2018 a ...

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Robin Carol Gill, 59, Ellijay
Robin Carol Gill, age 59 of Ellijay, GA, died suddenly Monday, August 27, 2018. Ms. Gill has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00 P ...
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.