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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 11th, 2019

Dawson

Jean Worthy Tatum, 90, Dawsonville
Jean Worthy Tatum, age 90, of Dawsonville, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019. She was a member of Alpha Reformed Baptist Church in Cumming. She is prece ...
Violet “Dude” Harper, 90, Dawsonville
Violet “Dude” Harper, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 11, 2019 following a period of declining health. Born July 20, 1928 to the late Alan and Lois Pi ...

Forsyth

Bradley Franklin Vaughn, 48, of Cumming passed away Monday, February 11, 2019.  Bradley was a loving husband, father, son and brother who loved cooking outdoors, especially bo ...
James Loy Lee, 82, Cumming
James Loy Lee, 82, of Cumming passed away Monday, February 11, 2019.  A loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, James was the hardest working man to ever walk the face ...

Gwinnett

Addie Mae Haddon Wilkerson, age 96, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, February 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband, Amie Lee Wilkerson; parents, John and Nellie Scott H ...

Hall

Bryan Keith Bryson, 56, Gainesville
Bryan Keith Bryson, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Keith was born on January 7, 1963, in Hiawassee, Georgia to Bryan and Sabra Palmer Bryson.&n ...
Nell Reed Hanes, 92, Chestnut Mt.
Nell Reed Hanes, beloved wife and devoted mother, died at the age of 92 on Monday February 11, 2019.  She was born November 5, 1926 to the parents of D.T. and Ozie Reed of Che ...
Gaynell Hawks, Gainesville
Gaynell Hawks Wells was born January 5, 1925 to the late Willis and (Beulah Little) Hawks in Madison County, GA.   She departed this life on February 11, 2019 after a lon ...
Charles Paul Lehman Jr, 77, Gainesville
Charles Paul Lehman Jr., age 77, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019. Charles was born in 1942, to the late Charles Paul, Sr. and Mary Jane Lehman. He was ...

Jackson

Jeffery Scott Wilson, 54, Hoschton
Jeffery Scott Wilson, age 54, Jeffery was of the Christian faith and  loved spending time with his family.  He enjoyed going fishing and camping.  Jeffery was a Geor ...
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.