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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 28th, 2019

Dawson

Ruby 'Bertie' Harmon, 85, Dawsonville
Ruby “Bertie” Harmon, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 28, 2019 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a period of declining health. Born March 29, 1933, ...

Forsyth

Robbie Daniel, 52, Cumming
Robbie Daniel, 52, a lifelong resident of Cumming, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019.  Robbie was a hard-working man who passed this trait onto his family.  He was lov ...

Habersham

Hazel Clark Martin, 86, Alto
Hazel Clark Martin, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019. Mrs. Martin was born on April 27, 1932, in Anderson, South Carolina; a daughter of the lat ...

Hall

Deborah Roper Gibbs, 61, Toccoa, formerly of Gainesville
Memorial services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Deborah Roper Gibbs, 61, of Toccoa, Ga. formerly of Gainesville. Mrs. Gibbs passed away January 2 ...

Jackson

Ronald Theron "Ronnie" Bruce, age 65, of Talmo passed away Monday, January 28, 2019.  Ronnie was an avid guitar player.  He retired from Simpson Trucking after ...
Sara Partain Fletcher, 81, Commerce
Sara Partain Fletcher, age 81 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at her residence. Born on Sept. 24, 1937 in Jefferson, GA she was the daughter of the late Sam an ...
Sondra Louise Woodall, 73, Commerce
Mrs. Sondra Louise Woodall, age 73, of Commerce died Monday, January 28, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Woodall was born in Roanoke, AL to the late, Collins H. and Louise Virgin ...

Other

Mr. Courtney Dorsey Collar of Chapin, SC passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at The Oaks in Gainesville, GA., following an extended illness.   A memorial service is s ...

White

Gerald Christopher Hooper, 81, Cleveland
Gerald Christopher Hooper, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019. Gerald was born February 9, 1937 in Habersham County to the late Daniel and Hazel Woods Hoo ...
Janette West Palmer, 77, Cleveland
Janette West Palmer, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019. Mrs. Palmer was born October 11, 1941 in White County to the late Wilbun and Bertha West. Janette ...
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.