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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 11th, 2019

Banks

James William “Jimmy” Wehunt, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 11, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Wehunt was born in Hartwell to ...

Forsyth

Charles Edwin “Runt” Stone, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. Charles was born in 1931, to the late William “Bill” and Cliff Sto ...

Gwinnett

Maletha Jane Terry Griffith, age 50, of Buford, GA passed away on January 11, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her sister Shannon Terry. She is survived by her husband of t ...
Fred A. Sylvester Jr, 78, returned to his heavenly home on January 11, 2019 after a valiant battle with brain cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supporte ...

Habersham

Angus Logan Hunter, 71, Clarkesville
Angus Logan Hunter, age 71 of the Hollywood Community, Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 11, 2019.   Born in Clayton, Georgia on Aug ...

Hall

Barbara Harrison Benton, 84, Gillsville
Barbara Harrison Benton age 84 of Gillsville, Ga. died Friday January 11, 2019 in Gainesville, Ga. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 pm Saturday January 19, 2019 in the Littl ...
Cynthia Diane Carmona, 53, Gainesville
Cynthia Diane Carmona, 53, of Gainesville passed away January 11, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 ...

Jackson

Hazel McColm McClain, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel McColm McClain, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia. After suffering from a rare condition known as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (P. ...

Other

Daphne Watson, 60, Atlanta
Daphne Watson, 60, of Atlanta, GA, died January 11, 2019. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements.
Hershel Howington, 67, Hart
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hershel Howington, age 67 of Hartwell, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, January 11, 2019.  Mr. Howing ...

White

Charles Ralph Barrett, 80, Cleveland
  Mr. Charles Ralph Barrett, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. Charles was born February 27, 1938 in Cleveland, GA to the late Carl and Cleo Tod ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.