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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 13th, 2019

Forsyth

Michael Lee Joslin, 48, Cumming
Michael Lee Joslin, age 48 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 2PM - 6PM at McDonald and Son F ...
Daniel Bleakley Brown III December 3, 1943-January 13, 2019 Daniel Brown died peacefully on the morning of January 13, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. He was the son of Lt. C ...

Gwinnett

Miriam Mountford Chitty York, 91, passed peacefully into heaven on Sunday, January 13, 2019.  Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and a longtime-resident of the Outer Ban ...

Hall

Dr. "Ed" Burnette, 86, Gainesville
Dr. "Ed" Burnette died much as he had lived, gently and peacefully, at his home in Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, Georgia on Sunday January 13, 2019.  Dr. Burn ...
Helen Pauline Tritton Barnes, 88, Gainesville
Helen Pauline Tritton Barnes, 88, of Gainesville, passed away on January 13, 2019.  She was born in Charleston, West Virginia on February 22, 1930, to the late Charles and Pau ...
Samuel Eugene Brown, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel Eugene Brown, 84, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at The Oaks of Limestone following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Janu ...
Dello Ray Grizzle, 61, Gainesville
Dello Ray Grizzle, 61 of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 13, 2019 at his residence. Born in Lumpkin County, Mr. Grizzle had lived in Hall County for most of his life. &nb ...
Elizabeth Platt Johnson, 100, Gainesville
Elizabeth Platt Johnson passed away January 13, 2019 surrounded by loving family and friends.   “Lib” moved to Gainesville in 1936 when her father, James Plat ...
Ronald Lindley, 71, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ronald Lindley, age 71, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park S ...
Stanley Gary Watson, Sr., 78, Braselton
Stanley Gary Watson Sr., age 78 of Braselton, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a brief illness. The family will have ...

Jackson

Bobby Orr, 62, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Orr, age 62, of Hoschton, who passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Mr. Orr was born in Gainesville, Georgia, a son to   ...

Other

Robert Edward Sticker of Steubenville Ohio died in North East Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga on Sunday, January 13th, 2019. He was 81 years old. Mr. Sticker was a retired Banke ...
Catherine Eckley Bentley, 94, Ormond Beach, FL
Catherine Eckley Bentley, 94, of Ormond Brach, FL passed away Friday, January 11, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memor ...

White

Julian E. Cantrell, 75, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. Julian E. Cantrell, age 75, of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019. Mr. Cantrell was born in Helen to the late Esco Gordon and Virginia Caudell Cantrell ...
Gregory Kelvin Wills, 48, Cleveland
Gregory Kelvin Wills, age 48 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019. Mr. Wills was born in Savannah, Ga to Tom and Cynthia Wills. He was a member at Mossy Creek United ...
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.