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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 30th, 2019

Banks

Betty Ann Garrett, 75, Maysville
Betty Ann Garrett, age 75, of Maysville, GA passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her residence.   Born on June 6, 1943 in Lula, GA, she was the daughter of the late L ...

Habersham

Courtnee Brookshire, 38, Cornelia
Courtnee Brookshire, 38, of Cornelia passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019. No services will be held at Courtnee’s request. Born on February 27, 1981 in Cobb County s ...

Hall

Peggy J. Abrahams, 83, Clermont
On March 30,2019, we lost Peggy J. Abrahams, a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was 83 years young and surrounded by her immediate family, close fr ...
Sue Hinton Jones, 80, Oakwood
Sue Hinton Jones, 80, of Oakwood passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p. ...
Phillip W. Nix, 83, Gainesville
Phillip W. Nix, 83, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Fune ...

Jackson

Troy Carlis Martin, 87, Villa Rica
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Troy Carlis Martin, age 87 of Villa Rica, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 30, 2019.  Mr. Martin was born in Piedmon ...
James Robert Toney, 52, Commerce
James Robert Toney, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019.   Born on Aug. 11, 1966 in Savannah, GA, he was the son of Beverly Wiley Toney of Commer ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Brown, 50, Dahlonega
Mrs. Shirley Brown, age 50, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of D ...
Jason J. Malone, 42, Dahlonega
Mr. Jason J. Malone, age 42, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019. Jason was born in Atlanta on November 10, 1976.  He was preceded in death by his father Gary ...

Stephens

Mr. Willis Herbert “Herbie” Shirley, age 62, residing on Lakeland Drive in Toccoa, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesvil ...
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.