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Local Obits for Fri. May 31st, 2019

Forsyth

Karen May Eber, Cumming
Karen May Eber passed away peacefully on May 31, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer. Karen was born on December 19, 1957 in Oceanside, NY. She had a successful c ...
Lamar Martin, 76, Cumming
Pastor Lamar Martin passed away on May 31st at his home in Cumming, Georgia, at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sue Martin. He leaves behind his three dau ...

Habersham

Evelyn (Vicki) K. Peek, 83, Clarkesville
Evelyn (Vicki) K. Peek, age 83 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019. Mrs. Peek was born in Cornelia, Georgia on October 14, 1935 to the late George Ernest and Ma ...
Phillip “Phil” Kenneth Perry, age 74 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Mr. Perry was born in Toccoa, Georgia on January 3, 1945 to the late Floyd a ...

Hall

Glenda Marie Erwin, 80, Alto
Glenda Marie Erwin, 80, of Alto, Georgia and formerly of Flora passed away Friday evening, May 31, 2019 at her home in Alto, Georgia. She was born on May 9, 1939 in Flora, the d ...
Charlie Evans, 88, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie Evans age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Friday May 31, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Richard F. Kennemore, 85, Gainesville
 Richard Franklin Kennemore died Friday, May 31, 2019 at NEGMC following a brief illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Fannie (Boyd) Kennemore; Daught ...
Carroll Turner McGehee, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Carroll Turner McGehee, age 81, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 31 , 2019. Carroll was born in 1937, to the late Seymour and Minnie McGehee. He worked at Southeas ...

Jackson

John H. Fisher III, 72, Jefferson formerly of Greenville, Mississippi
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John H. Fisher III, age 72, formerly of Greenville, Mississippi, who passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019, at his sister and ...
Allie Hill Allen, 75, Commerce
Mrs. Allie Hill Allen, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Allen was born in Homer to the late Joe and Leoala Chambers H ...

Lumpkin

Jimmy Armstrong, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Jimmy Armstrong, age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. Mr. Armstrong was born in Hall County on January 4, 1940 to the late William Robert and Annie Mae Arm ...
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.