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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 6th, 2018

Banks

J.L. Carroll, 73, Gillsville
J.L. Carroll, age 73 of Gillsville, GA passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018. Born on Sept. 18, 1944 in Jefferson, GA, he was the son of the late Tom and Gladys Jackson Carr ...

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Betty Jean Gerber (Tennant), born July 13, 1935 in Peoria, Illinois and passed away on September 6, 2018 after a long illness, now reunite ...

Dawson

Vaudell Carter Sosebee, 93, Dawsonville
Vaudell Carter Sosebee, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 6, 2018 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born November 3, 1924 ...

Forsyth

Mary Margaret Anderson, 83, Cumming
Mary Margaret Anderson, age 83, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  Mary is survived by her husband of 65 years, Leonard William Anderson; her tw ...

Gwinnett

Florence Wilson King, 98, Buford
Mrs. Florence Wilson King, age 98, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank King; parents, Arthur and Nancy Wilson; da ...

Habersham

Hazel Ann Chosewood Lewallen, age 81 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Born in Alto, Georgia on June 30, 1937 to the late William Thomas Chosewood and Ethe ...

Hall

Deborah Yvonne Altenburg, 67, Gainesville
Deborah Yvonne Altenburg, age 67 of Gainesville passed away Thursday September 6, 2018. Memorial services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday September 15, 2018 at 7817 Duncan ...
Harold James Clarke, 72, Gainesville
Harold James Clarke, age 72, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018.  Mr. Clarke was born to the late Herman and Cleo Smallwood Clarke.  He was also pre ...

Jackson

JoAnn "Jody" Savage Wetherford, age 73, of Braselton passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Lawson Fu ...

Lumpkin

Wayne Dills, 64, Dahlonega
Mr. Wayne Dills, age 64, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018. Wayne was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on May 1, 1954 to the lat ...

Other

Lawrence Neal “Pete” Gunn, age 69 of Dallas, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 22, 1949 to the late Donald E ...

White

Bobby Keith Helton, 72, Cleveland
Bobby Keith Helton, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Mr. Helton was born on September 21, 1945, in White County, to the late Grady and Juanita ...
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.