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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 29th, 2019

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James William “J.W.” Evans, age 78 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, June 29, 2019.  Mr. Evans was ...
Carol Elizabeth Lynch, 48, Maysville
Carol Elizabeth Lynch, 48, of Maysville passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...

Forsyth

Joe Cassini, Cumming
Joe Cassini of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019.    Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.   Arrangements by McD ...

Gwinnett

James “Buster” Moon, age 70, of Buford, GA, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James A, and Grace Wansley Moon; brother ...

Habersham

Carrie Ann Wolter, 32, Clarkesville
A memorial service celebrating the life of Carrie Ann Wolter, age 32 of Richland, North Carolina and formerly of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Hill ...

Hall

Mary Sue Gunter, 80, Lula
Mary Sue Gunter age 80 of Lula, Georgia died June 29, 2019 Service will be 3:00 p.m. Monday July 1, 2019 at the chapel of Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Family will recev ...
Jonell Kennedy, 70, Gainesville
Jonell Kennedy age 70 of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 29, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Kennedy was born March 24, 1949 in Gainesville to the late ...

Jackson

Samuel Paul "Sammy" Seagraves, 54, Danielsville
Mr. Samuel Paul “Sammy” Seagraves, age 54, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Seagraves was born in At ...
Timothy Craig Thompson, 55, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Timothy Craig Thompson, age 55, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Mr. Thompson was born in Marietta, ...
Maj. Charles Dewayne Watts, age 71, of Hoschton, GA passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019. Maj. Watts is survived by his wife of 50 years, Brenda Jo (Shook) Watts; his son & d ...

White

Henry Howard Turk, Cleveland
Henry Turk, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019. Mr. Turk was born October 28, 1931 in Jackson County to the late John Herman Turk and Dora Fay Reed. He wa ...
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.