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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 18th, 2019

Dawson

Lillie Mae “Mickie” Wilkins, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 18, 2019 at Foothills Retirement Home in Dahlonega. Born January 17, 1940 in Cumming, Miss ...

Forsyth

Geneva McKinzie Chastain, 79, of Cumming passed away Friday, January 18, 2019.  Mrs. Chastain was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church and retired from Tyson Foods. Survivo ...
Ruth L. Cowart, 90, Cumming
Ruth L. Cowart, 90, of Cumming passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. Ruth was a member of County Line Baptist Church of Alpharetta and is preceded in death by her husband, Dewey El ...
Edna B. Harlow, 87, Cumming
Edna B. Harlow, 87, of Cumming passed away Friday, January 18, 2019.  Mrs. Harlow was born August 6, 1931 in McCaysville, Georgia to the late Claude and Nellie Bradley.  ...

Gwinnett

Ola Adams, 98, Buford
Mrs. Ola Adams, age 98 of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Past ...
Sylvia Chiang, 83, Sugar Hill
Sylvia Chiang, age 83 of Sugar Hill, GA, died Friday, January 18, 2019 after an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill ...
Henrietta Perkins, 95, Buford
Henrietta Perkins, age 95 of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Augustus Perkins, her parents, James Arthur Mo ...
Mary K. Stapleton, 84, Buford
Mary K. Stapleton, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-one years, James A. Stapleton, Jr; parents, Charle ...

Hall

Irene Burak Kurowski, 93, Gainesville
Irene Burak Kurowski age 93 of Gainesville died January 18, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from an brief illness.   Services to be at a later dat ...
Shirley Reynolds Loggins, 82, Gainesville
Shirley Reynolds Loggins, 82 of Gainesville passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family and friends. Born in Gainesville, Georgia. Shirley lived i ...
Herman Talmadge Sullens, 69, Murrayville
Mr. Herman Talmadge Sullens, age 69, of Murrayville passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. Mr. Sullens was born on July 2, 1949 to the late James Earl and Betty Jane Sullens.&nbs ...

Jackson

Eva Hooper Smith, 96, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eva Hooper Smith, age 96 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, January 18, 2019.  Mrs. Smith was born in Penderg ...

Other

Ronald C. Day, 80, Kennesaw, formerly of Alto
Ronald C. Day, age 80, of Kennesaw, Georgia formerly of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019.    Mr. Day was born on July 28, 1938 in White Pigeon, ...

White

Marie Jett Myers, 69, Cleveland
Mrs. Marie Jett Myers, age 69, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. Mrs. Myers was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late Adam Jett and Virginia Wagner Jett. She was preceded ...
Rev. Jesse David Jenkins was born on March 17, 1932 in Cleveland, Georgia to the late William Leonard and Lessie Mae Dorsey Jenkins.   In addition to his parents he ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.