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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 14th, 2019

Forsyth

Juanita Gihovanna Mendoza, age 19 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. Memorial service arrangements will be announced. She was of the Catholic Faith. Care and ...

Habersham

Linda Creech Lassiter Waddell, 78, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Linda Creech Lassiter Waddell, age 78 of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Rev. Tommy Stowe and ...

Hall

Robert Lee "Bob" Fowler, 88, Gainesville
On January 14, 2019, Bob Fowler, Sr., a long-time resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away at the age of 88.  Bob was known for his quick wit, zeal for life, love of Amer ...
Robert W. Leaver, 46, Flowery Branch
Robert W. Leaver, age 46, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Blue Cecil Leaver. He is survived by his wife, Ther ...
Jack H. Moen, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jack H. Moen, age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Moen was born September 13, 1937 to the ...

Jackson

Markerson Aaron "Mark" Griffeth, age 61 of Hoschton, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019.  Mark was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.  He was a hunter a ...
J. Eric Walls, 33, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. J. Eric Walls, age 33, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019. Mr. Walls was born in Athens, Georgia, a son to Mr ...

Lumpkin

Rodney Lee "Hot Rod" Hamilton, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. He was the owner and operator of Painter's Pride, Inc. for over 30 ye ...

Other

  Nicholas Allen Scott, resident of Dekalb county, GA died peacefully at home at the age of 54 due to complications from a chronic illness on January&nb ...
Jerry Lee Babb, 84, Hartwell
Mr. Jerry Lee Babb, age 84, of Hartwell, GA passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. Jerry was born on June 16, 1934 to the late Lloyd and Nora Babb. In addition to his parents&n ...
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.