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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 15th, 2019

Banks

Paul J. Chapman, 73, Baldwin
Paul J. Chapman, age 78 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. Born in Maysville, Georgia on July 03, 1940, he was a son of the late Luther Paul & Wilma ...

Forsyth

Doug Voth, 51, Cumming
Doug Voth, age 51, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Monday, April 15, 2019. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 1PM to time of service at 3PM in the Ch ...

Gwinnett

Madge Jordan Gibson Baker, age 96, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, April 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Gibson, and second husband, Dave Bake ...

Habersham

Ruby Joyce Christopher Freeman, age 80 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on May 29, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Cameron H ...
Jean-Marie Yanuzis Mayfield, age 68 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. Born in Riverside, New Jersey on June 14, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Felix and ...

Hall

Betty Ann Hanes, 86, Oakwood
Betty Ann Hanes, 86 of Oakwood, GA, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Waterford Assisted Living in Oakwood. Betty was born on August 16, 1932 in Gainesville, GA to the la ...
Rives Calloway Carter, 87, Gainesville
Rives Calloway Carter, 87, a native of Gainesville, GA passed away on April 15, 2019 following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, April ...

Jackson

Lee Anthony Hooper, 40, Maysville
Lee Anthony Hooper, age 40 of Maysville, GA passed away Monday, April 15, 2019.   Born on April 26, 1978 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late William Ivel Hooper a ...

Other

Jennifer Emma Angel, 31, Carnesville
Jennifer Emma Angel age 31 of Carnesville passed away Monday April 15, 2019 at her sister’s residence in Oakwood.   Miss Angel was born October 25, 1987 in Lawrenc ...

Stephens

Nellie Grace Burdette Peek originally of Fayetteville Georgia, born on April 26, 1927, left this earth to be with her husband and childhood sweetheart, Charles "Oliver&qu ...
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.