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Local Obits for Tue. May 14th, 2019

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Gregory "Greg" Smith, 62, Winder
Gregory “Greg” Smith, age 62, of Winder, GA passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was preceded in death by father, Henry V. Smith. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife ...

Forsyth

Zora Johnson, 61, Cumming
  Zora Johnson 61, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday May 14, 2019. Ms. Johnson’s visitation will be held at McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory on ...

Gwinnett

Charles “Chad” Theodore Phillips, Jr., age 50, passed away at his home in Suwanee, GA, on May 14 2019. Chad attended Berkmar High School where he played soccer and w ...

Hall

Willie G. Jackson, 90, Gainesville
Willie G. Jackson, 90, of Gainesville, GA, died May 14, 2019. Survivors include his wife, Vera Neal Jackson; children, Dianne Jackson, Deloris Jackson, Carol Jackson, Timothy (S ...
Joy Faye Loden, 67, Lula
Joy Fay Loden, 67, of Lula passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Kimberly Adams “Kim” Brookshire, age 52, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Mrs. Brookshire was bo ...
Martha Jane Rogers, Clermont
Martha Jane Rogers died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Holly Springs Baptist Church.&nbs ...
George Mack Walls, 81, Gainesville
   George Mack Walls, age 81 of Gainesville, Georgia passed into heaven Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his residence.  Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Fr ...
Carol “Mama C” Weschler passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 14th.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents Rev. C.E. Vaughan and ...

Jackson

George Franklin Sweet, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. George Franklin Sweet, age 88 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Mr. Sweet was born in Michiga ...

Lumpkin

Eunice Ledford, 83, Dahlonega
Eunice Ledford, age 83 of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Mrs. Ledford was born on January 3, 1936, in Lumpkin County, to the late Wesley and Martha Lou Etris D ...

Other

Mary H. Stevens, 83, Hiawasee, formerly of Dallas, Ga.
Mary H. Stevens, age 83, of Hiwassee, Georgia, formerly of Dallas, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Mrs. Stevens was born in National City, California to William and ...

Rabun

Karan Belinda Cathey passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14.  A lifelong Rabun County resident, Karan was the daughter of Ellis and Kate Cathey, late of Mountain City. She ...

Stephens

Rex Anderson, 81, Eastanollee
Mr. Rex Anderson, age 81 of Eastanollee ByPass, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Rev. John Oscar Anderson and Mar ...

White

Hugh Thomas Blackburn, 78, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. Hugh Thomas Blackburn, age 78, of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Mr. Blackburn was born in White County to the late Thomas Hester and Bonnie Brown Blac ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.