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Local Obits for Fri. May 17th, 2019

Forsyth

Nellie Kate Shreve, 73, Cumming
Nellie Kate Shreve, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019. She loved to work and loved her grandkids. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Lilly Mae ...

Gwinnett

Lois Cooper Mitchell, 105, Auburn
Lois Cooper Mitchell, age 105, of Auburn, GA passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-eight years, Kermit K. Mitchell; daughter, Ca ...

Habersham

Teddy "Ted" Randolph Riley, 74, Clarkesville
Teddy "Ted" Randolph Riley age 74 of Clarkesville passed away on May 17, 2019. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 6 pm. Funeral Services will be held in the ...
Jerry Thomas White, 76, Clarkesville
Jerry Thomas White, age 76 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. An online guest register is a ...

Hall

Ralph Harold Hicks, 73, Callahan, FL. formerly of Gainesville
Ralph Harold Hicks, 73 of Callahan, Florida formerly of Gainesville, Ga. passed away May 17, 2019. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher R. and Deena Hick ...
Jeffrey Palmer, 60, Oakwood
Jeffrey Nathan Palmer, age 60, of Oakwood passed away Friday, May 17, 2019.  Graveside services will be held with full military honors 12:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Georgi ...
Justus Teal Williams, 2, Gainesville
Justus Teal Williams, 2 years old, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Scottish Rite Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 201 ...

Jackson

Leota H. Gates, 101, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Leota H Gates, 101, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019.  She was born Sept 18, 1917 in Wellington, CO to Andrew and Mathilda Wich.  ...

Lumpkin

Ruth Ward, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ruth Ward, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, May 17, 2019. Mrs. Ward was born in Fannin County on June 5, 1930 to the late William and Nancy Kendall Hughes.  In ...

Stephens

Mary Grafton Crunkleton, age 80 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Joe and Jewell Grafton, she was born on J ...

White

Craig Lee Bunten, Sautee Nacoochee
Craig Lee Bunten, 49, of Sautee Nacoohee, GA died May 17, 2019. Mr. Bunten was owner and operator of Lone Wolf Trucking, LLC. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Beth Bunten ...
Charlotte Greer, 85, Cleveland
Charlotte Greer, loving wife and mother, passed away on Friday morning, May 17th at age 85. She was born on Nov. 4th 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts.  She grew up on a farm in S ...
Gregory Allen, “SKIP”, Cathey, 70, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 following a brave battle against pancreatic cancer. Skip was born January 2 ...
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.