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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 29th, 2019

Forsyth

Mary Sue Ouzts, Cumming
Mary Sue Ouzts of Cumming passed away April 29, 2019. Sue was born in Ninety Six, S.C. in 1920 and grew up in Greenwood, S.C. Sue was a true southern lady with talents in art and d ...

Gwinnett

Jo Elizabeth Adams, 86, Buford
Jo Elizabeth Adams, age 86, of Buford, Georgia, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 29, 2019 following complications from a stroke on April 8, 2019. Mrs. Adams was born April ...

Habersham

Louise Broyles Ferguson, 99, Cornelia
Louise Broyles Ferguson, age 99 of Cornelia, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Monday, April 29, 2019 after fighting Pneumonia for 2 weeks. Louise grew up in De ...

Hall

Woodrow “Woody” Armour, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Woodrow “Woody” Armour age 81, of Gainesville, GA died Monday, April 29, 2019 at Habersham Retreat.  Mr. Armour was born in Homer to the late, Hansel and Beula ...
Montaree Cox Richards, 96, Buford
Montaree Cox Richards, age 96 of Buford, GA, died Monday, April 29, 2019. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 4 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Gerral R ...
Betty Sue Bramblett, 85, Gainesville
Betty Sue Bramblett, 85 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Betty was born on in Gainesville, GA to the late Henry and ...
Funeral services will be held Friday May 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Shirley Annette (Pierce) Canada, 83, of Gainesville. Rev. Bobby Griffin an ...

Lumpkin

Stephen Andrew Katona, 79, Dahlonega
  Mr. Stephen A. Katona Jr., 79 of Dahlonega, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2019 at home surrounded by his wife and children. He was born June 8, 1939 in Bu ...
Ralph W. Waters, 87, Dahlonega
  Mr. Ralph W. Waters, age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, April 29, 2019. Mr. Waters was born in Lumpkin County on April 29, 1932 to the late Ed Thomas and Lela Be ...

Other

Vickie Lynn Jones, 54, Danielsville
Vickie Lynn Jones, age 54 of Danielsville, GA passed away Monday, April 29, 2019.   Born on May 26, 1964 in Commerce, GA, she was the daughter of Ann Kitchens Bellamy an ...

Stephens

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Jenkins Drummond, age 39 of Powerline Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday April 26, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. A daughter of Roge ...

White

Ethel Lou “Susie” Gee, 69, Cleveland
Mrs. Ethel Lou “Susie” Gee age 69 of Cleveland passed away on Monday April 29, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
Vivian Lonelle Keene, 94, Cleveland
Vivian Lonnelle (Nella) Bailey Keene died Monday April 29, 2019.  Nella was the wife of Kenneth Ray Keene, Attorney at Law and worked with him since 1952 as a part-time and la ...
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.