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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 4th, 2019

Forsyth

Beverly Ellen Jones, 91, Cumming
Beverly Ellen Jones, age 91, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019. Beverly was born on February 3, 1928, to the late Chester and Ellen Smith. She was the owner a ...

Gwinnett

Ezra Byrd Maddox, 87, Buford
  Ezra Byrd Maddox, age, 87, of  Buford, GA passed away Monday, February 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Marie “Sister” Parke ...

Habersham

James Noyl Goodson, 98, Alto
James Noyl Goodson, age 98 of Alto, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019. Born in Alto, Georgia on September 15, 1920, he was a son the late Edwin and Lela Roberts Goodson. M ...
Lawrence John Lack, Jr, 86, Cornelia
Lawrence John Lack, Jr., age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to express online c ...

Hall

Gail Patrica Corcoran, Gainesville
Gail Patrica Corcoran, daughter of George and Isabelle Keefe was born October 3, 1942 in Cambridge, MA. She departed this earth on February 4, 2019 in Gainesville, GA.  She ...
Mary Annette Shoaf Robinson, 61, Gainesville
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26   Mary Annette Shoaf Robinson was born October 17 ...
Marsha Frazer Parks, 70, Gillsville
Marsha Frazer Parks, 70, of Gillsville passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursda ...

Lumpkin

Sue Jarrard, 70, Dahlonega
Mrs. Sue Jarrard, age 70, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019. Sue was born in Lumpkin County to the late Mack and Lillie Dockery Albertson.  She was a priva ...

Other

Randall Rowe, 57, Loganville
Randall Rowe, age 57, of Loganville passed away Monday, February 4, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  ...

White

Stephen Coolidge Turner, 69, Cleveland
Stephen Coolidge Turner, age 69, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 after an extended illness. Mr. Turner was born August 18, 1949 in White County to the late Vernon Turner ...
Alice Waldroup Hilton, 95, Lawrenceville, formerly of Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Alice Hilton, age 95, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away on February 4, 2019.  Mrs. Hilton had been living with her daughter and son-in ...
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.