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Local Obits for Wed. May 15th, 2019

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Martha Alice Francis, 68, Winder
Martha Alice Francis, age 68, of Winder passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Survivors include her daughter Mary Alice Moulder; son Richard Scott Rogers; grandchildren Mercer ...

Forsyth

Joel Max Green, 86, Cumming
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Joel Max Green peacefully passed away at the age of 86. He will be loving remember by his wife of 56 years, Beverly (Benton) Green, and their son, Steve ...
Ivan Buddy Samples, 92, Cumming
Mr. Ivan Buddy Samples, age 92, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2019. Buddy was born in Cumming, GA on June 18, 1926. Buddy was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army during the 1 ...
Calvin "Cal" Shiver, 80, Cumming
Calvin "Cal" Shiver 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. A service for Cal will be held at a later date in Eufaula, Alabama. Condolences may b ...

Gwinnett

Gene Jesse Snyder, 90, Dacula
Mr. Gene Jesse Snyder, age 90, of Dacula passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 201 ...
Wynell Waycaster, 78, Buford
Wynell Waycaster, age 78, of Cartersville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Waycaster, Sr. and ...

Habersham

Percy Frank "Trey" Martin III, 46, Clarkesville
Mr. Percy Frank “Trey” Martin III, age 46, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Mr. Martin was born in Mobile Alabama to Frank and Joan Martin, but ...
Lester Thomas, 74, New York formerly of Alto
Lester Thomas, age 74 of New York formerly of Alto, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. An online guest re ...

Hall

Christy Shay Woods, 49, Gainesville
Christy Shay Woods, age 49, passed away on May 15, 2019, in the cardiac care unit of Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.  She was born December 22, 1969, in A ...
Christopher Blake Proctor, 35, Gainesville
Mr. Christopher Blake Proctor age 35 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 15, 2019 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for T ...

Jackson

Roy Tanner, Jr, Commerce
Roy Tanner, Jr. passed away May 15, 2019, at his home in Banks Crossing.    Mr. Tanner was born on March 7, 1930 in Pumpkin Center, Georgia in Hall County.  He ...

Lumpkin

Jerry Boatfield, 82, Dahlonega
 Mr. Jerry W. Boatfield, age 82, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Mr. Boatfield was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on ...

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Eleanor Deal Law, 83, Clayton
 Eleanor Deal Law, (83), of Clayton, Georgia, wife of Albert Keith Law, passed away at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia, on May 15, 2019.  ...
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.