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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 15th, 2019

Forsyth

Reuben Wallis, 82, Cumming
Reuben Wallis, age 82, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Estelle Wallis; sister, Shirley Ann Wallis. Survivo ...
Clyde James Nettles, 69, Cumming
Clyde James Nettles, Jr., 69, of Cumming, GA, formerly from Charleston, SC, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019.  Jamie was born June 29, 1949 in Columbia.  He loved ...
Johnny William (Billy) Robertson, Jr., 59, of Cumming passed away Friday, February 15, 2019.  Billy was a minister who loved people, always doing with less so others could liv ...

Habersham

Betty Sue Westmoreland Meeks, age 72 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. Born on March 16, 1946, in Clarkesville, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Je ...
Sam Harold Patton, 85, Demorest
Funeral services for Sam Harold Patton, age 85 of Demorest, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Clay Patton officiating.  ...

Hall

Johnny Reed Fowler, 62, Murrayville
Mr. Johnny Reed Fowler , 62, of Murrayville, GA passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No services are scheduled at this time. Mr. Fowler ...
Mildred L. Chastain, 91, Gainesville
Mildred L. Chastain, 91 of Gainesville passed away Friday, February 15, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 in the chapel of Memorial P ...
Aleta Frances Jenkins Prebianca age 70 of Gainesville, Ga. Died Friday February 15, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am Tuesday February 19, 2019 at ...
Ana Bertha Trejo-Machuca, 51, Gainesville
Ana Bertha Trejo-Machuca, 51, of Gainesville passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019 a ...

Jackson

Raymond Felton Wilson, 75, Commerce
  Mr. Raymond Felton Wilson, age 75 of Commerce died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Wilson was born in Commerce to the late, Dillard and ...

Lumpkin

Thomas William "Bill" Cofield, Sr. 85 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday February 15, 2019 at his residence after a period of declining health.   He was born to ...

Other

Paula Garrett Carver, 81, Athens, formerly of Townville, SC
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Paula Garrett Carver, age 81 of Athens, Georgia, formerly of Townville, South Carolina, who entered into rest Friday, Febru ...
Clifford Maxwell, 64, Royston
Clifford Maxwell, 64, of Royston, GA, died February 15, 2019. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Royston has charge of arrangements. 

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Brenda Palmer, 73, Cleveland
Brenda Palmer, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019. Ms. Palmer was born December 18, 1945 in Commerce, GA to the late Amory and Ruth Jackson Barrett. Bren ...
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.