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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 16th, 2019

Dawson

Wetaunah "Tonnie" Cates, 65, Dawsonville
Mrs. Wetaunah “Tonnie” Cates, age 65, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Tonnie was born in Seymour, IN on January 14, 1954 to the late William ...

Forsyth

Leon L. Samples, 84, Cumming
Leon L. Samples, age 84, of Cumming, GA., passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. He was born in 1934, to the late Manuel and Ina Samples. Leon was a member of Salem Baptist Churc ...

Hall

Marvin Henry Dover, 71, Gainesville
 Mr. Marvin Henry Dover, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at his residence following a brief illness.       F ...

Jackson

Mary Helen McGuire, 91, Talmo
Mrs. Mary Helen Murrow McGuire, of Gainesville, slipped peacefully into the arms of her Savior on January 16, 2019. Helen was born to the late Elmer & Vera Mae Murrow on Septem ...
Charles Scott Brown, Jr, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Charles Scott Brown, Jr., age 83 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  Mr. Brown was born in Atla ...
Robert Michael Burton, 51, Commerce formerly of Cleveland
  Mr. Robert Michael Burton age 51 of Commerce formerly of Cleveland. Mr. Burton passed away Friday, November 23, 2018. Born in White County on July 24, 1967. Mr. Burton w ...

Rabun

Ada Elizabeth Rogers Billingsley, 76, of the Satolah Community passed January 16, 2019 at the Oconee Medical Center. She was born the daughter of the late Edward Monroe Rogers a ...

Union

Dr. Marion “Doc” Hollis Tanksley, age 81, of Blairsville passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Dr. Tanksley was born in Habersham County on March 22, 1937 to the ...

White

Lois Payne Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Lois Payne Johnson, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Mrs. Johnson was born on May 16, 1938, in McDowell County, West Virginia, to the late Ballar ...
Vernon Wooley, 91, Cleveland
Vernon Wooley, age 91 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Born in Galveston, Texas on January 3, 1928, he was a son of the late Gaddis Hugh and Emily Eliza ...
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.