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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 27th, 2019

Dawson

Peri Sue Meyer, 57, Dawsonville
Peri Sue Meyer, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 27, 2019. Born September 8, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 24 years havin ...

Forsyth

Cathy Abbott, 64, Cumming
Cathy Abbott, 64, of Cumming passed away Friday December 27, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 28, 1955 in Rome, Georgia to the late Geor ...
Lucas Allen Collins, 9 m, Cumming
Lucas Allen Collins, age 9 months, of Cumming, GA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 26, 2019.  Lucas and his family attend Mt. Tabor Baptist Churc ...

Gwinnett

Robert Crowl, 58, Sugar Hill
Robert M. “Bob” Crowl, age 58, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Diana Crowl, Sugar Hill, GA; ...

Habersham

Carol Nessen, 71, Clarkesville
Carol Lynn Von Nessen, age 71, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-one years, Wayne Von Nessen. She is s ...
Lloyd K. Tomlin, 90, Cornelia
Lloyd K. Tomlin age 90 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 27, 2019. Born in Cleveland, Georgia on June 05, 1929, he was a son of the late Hok ...

Hall

Frances Powell Hodge, 92, Gainesville
FRANCES POWELL HODGE died peacefully at the age of 92 on Thursday December 27, 2019. She was a resident of Lanier Village Estates. Frances was born in Westminster, South Carolin ...
Charles Sherer, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Russell Sherer age 84 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday December 27, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at a ...
Willie Stringer, Flowery Branch
Celebration of Life Services for Ms. Willie C.Stringer of  Flowery Branch, GA will be held on Saturday, January  4, 2020, 1:00 PM at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurm ...
Marsha Gammell Wells, 71, Gainesville
Marsha Gammell Wells, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. She is survived by her husband of twenty-nine years, David B. Wells, Gainesville, GA; chi ...

Jackson

Christie Martin Rainwater, 61, jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Christie Martin Rainwater, age 61 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 27, 2019.  Mrs. Rainwater was bor ...

Lumpkin

Terence Frederick Slater, 98, Dahlonega
Terence Frederick “Terry” Slater, age 98, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 27, 2019. He was a resident of Dahlonega for the past 31 years. Terry was a ...

Other

Kathryn Tipton Burkes, 72, Watkinsville
On Friday, December 27, 2019, Kathryn Tipton Burkes, beloved wife and mother of three, passed away at the age of 72 after a heroic battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). ...

Stephens

Thelma Elaine Williams Henry, age 77, of Toccoa, Georgia, formerly of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 27, 2019. Mrs. Henry was born April 24, ...

White

Hayward Ligie Rogers, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Hayward Ligie Rogers, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019. Mr. Rogers was born April 10, 1938 in White County to the late Harvey Washington Rogers and ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.