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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 12th, 2018

Dawson

Rev. Hugh Fields, 88, Dawsonville
Rev. Hugh Fields, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 12, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born August 17, 1930 to ...

Forsyth

Martha Diane Martin Gravitt, age 73, and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Diane was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was prece ...

Gwinnett

Dolores “Dee” Stephens Souviron, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by granddaughter, Katelyn Schlager, and grea ...

Habersham

Bobby Lee Dreher, 88, Alto
Bobby Lee Dreher, age 88, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Mr. Dreher was born on April 25, 1930, in Wrightsville, Arkansas, to the late Ben F. an ...

Hall

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday September 16, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Patricia “Trish” Ann Free, age 63 of Lula. The Rev. Larry ...
Thomas H. Carter, 80, Gainesville
Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Thomas H. Carter, Jr. (80) of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00AM @ Mount Calvary Church of God, 682 E ...
Frank Duncan, Gainesville
Frank Duncan passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Frank Duncan I have gone to be with the lord. I am excited to see my wife Helen and my daughter Barbara again. My f ...
Hattie Louise Gunter, 88, Gainesvile
Hattie Louise Gunter, 88, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be hel ...

Jackson

Kathryn Bell Ewing, 67, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Kathryn Bell Ewing, age 67 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  Mrs. Ewing was born in Mac ...

Other

Homer M. “Bud” Gable, 78, Carnesville
Homer M. “Bud” Gable, age 78 of Carnesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Born in Clermont, Georgia on June 2, 1940 to the late Warren and Nellie M ...

Stephens

Kenny Brian Rainey, 34, Eastanollee
Kenny Brian Rainey, age 34 of Eastanollee, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Laura Rainey of Eastanollee; brother, Billy Dani ...

White

Chester Avery Thompson, 91, Cleveland
  Chester Avery Thompson, age 91 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Mr. Thompson was born January 14, 1927 in Cleveland, GA to the late Claud E. Th ...
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.