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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 13th, 2019

Banks

Terry William Ervin, 57, Homer
Terry William Ervin, age 57 of Homer, GA passed away, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born on March 3, 1962 in Commerce, GA, he was the son of Carol Batchelor Ervin and the late Georg ...

Forsyth

Jimmy Ray Wood, 78, Cumming
Jimmy Ray Wood, 78, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019.  He was known as Pop to everyone and was very much loved by all who knew him.  Pop loved people uncon ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Jones, Buford
Ruth Jones RN With sadness we tell you that a wonderful woman, wife and mother passed away peacefully in her home on April 13, 2019. Ruth lived a very full life and blessed all ...

Habersham

Eugene “Gene” Edward Unbehant, age 80, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019, following a sudden illness.   Mr. Unbehant was born o ...

Hall

Franklin Buffington, 85, Gainesville
Franklin Buffington age 85 of Gainesville, GA passed away on April 13, 2019. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Wimberly Funeral Home between the hours of 10:0 ...
Anne Bussey Seigler Fuller, 95, Gainesville
Anne Bussey Seigler Fuller, 95, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at New Horizons- Lanier Park.  Born February 7, 1924 in Augusta, Georgia, Anne Bus ...
Laura Kohlman Barré, 87, Gainesville
Laura Kohlman Barré, age 87, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home in Dunwoody, Georgia.  A celebration of her life will be ...
Mr. James Thomas “JT” Black, age 87 of Lula died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Black was born in Cumming to the late, Homer an ...
Osa Pauline (Allison) Chandler, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away April 13, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Chandler was bo ...
James Dwight Ray, 75, Gainesville
James Dwight Ray, 75, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the chapel of Memorial Park ...

Jackson

Weiona Ruth Grindle, 92, Nicholson
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Weiona Ruth Grindle, 92, of Nicholson, GA passed away peacefully in her home on April 13, 2019.  Mrs. Grindle is preceded in death by he ...
Norma Reigel, 94, Braselton
Mrs. Norma Reigel, 94, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel, 5257 Green St ...

Other

Jackie Capps Allred, 50, Stone Mountain
  Jackie Capps Allred, age 50, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her sister, Cindy Livingston; and brother, Flemon ...

White

Charles Daniel Cobb, 27, Cleveland
Charles Daniel Cobb, age 27 of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Daniel was born on August 20, 1991, in Gwinnett County, to Heather Cobb.  He was employed ...
James Hollis Perryman, Jr., age 88 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Mr. Perryman was born on October 1, 1930, in Mayfield, Kentucky to James Holli ...
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.