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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 30th, 2019

Forsyth

John Michael Jones, 64, Cumming
John Michael Jones, age 64, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Mike was born in 1954, to Clifford and Betty Jones. He worked most ...

Gwinnett

Broughton J. Brooks, 94, Buford
Broughton J. Brooks, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by son, Prince L. Brooks; parents, Russell and Ada Brooks; several brot ...

Hall

Audra Peace Daniel, 96, Gainesville
Audra Peace Daniel, 96 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at NGMC –Hospice, Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The family will receive visitors from 4:00 pm to 6:00 ...
Donna Kay Hulsey, 69, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Donna Kay Hulsey, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family ...
Rosa Rodriguez-De Zavala, 69, Gainesville
Rosa Rodriguez-De Zavala, 69, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday January 30, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be h ...
Frank J. Justice, Jr., 72, Gainesville
Mr. Frank J. Justice, Jr. age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 98 ...
Austin J. Tatum, 32, Gainesville
Austin J. Tatum, age 32, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019. He is survived by son, Alex Duong, Hoschton, GA; father, Anthony Tatum and wife, Carol, Gainesv ...

Jackson

Mary Ruth Miller Oden, 89, Jefferson
Mary Ruth Miller Oden, age 89, of Jefferson passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019.  Mary grew up in Grand Park, GA and was a 1947 graduate of Commercial High School.  M ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Herman Edward “Randy” Whitehead, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Mr. Whitehead was born in Jackson County on April 13, 1944 to the ...

Other

Jeffrey Keith Haggard, 55, Danielsville
Mr. Jeffrey Keith Haggard, age 55, of Danielsville, GA died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Haggard was born in Athens to the late Charles Worley and Betty ...

White

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death Rev. George Donald Sexton formerly of White and Stephens Counties. Rev Sexton passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 follow ...
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.