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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 25th, 2019

Banks

Mary Evelyn Maddox Bennett Porter, age 85 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019.   Born on June 5, 1934 in Carnesville, GA she was the daughter of the late ...

Forsyth

Mark Allen Prins, 53, Cumming
Mark Allen Prins 53, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Mark is predeceased in death by his father; Mr. Tracy Prins. He is survived by his beloved wife; Alison ...

Gwinnett

Thelma Porter Thrasher, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. and Mamie Ward Porter; sisters, Lona Roberts ...

Habersham

Susann Jarrett, 75, Demorest
Susann Jarrett, age 75 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019.  No formal services will be held.    Habersham Crematory (678-617-2210) of Cornelia ...
A celebration of life service for Evelyn Christine (Chrissie) Waugh, age 88 of Clarkesville, will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville on Saturday, August 3, 2019 a ...
Betty Bohannon Wilson, 89, Demorest
Betty Bohannon Wilson, age 89 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Born in Demorest, Georgia on November 30, 1929 to the late John Lamb & Kate Fennell Boha ...

Hall

Charles H. Gaddis, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Charles H. Gaddis age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday July 25, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
Christopher Alan Presley, born April 20, 1963, passed away on July 25 2019, leaving behind two daughters (Rachel and Allison) and four grandchildren. Chris always enjoyed a ...
Bronica Michelle Brown, 47, Gainesville
Miss Bronica Michelle Brown, 47, of Athens, GA, formerly of Gainesville, GA, was born April 11, 1972 to Mr. James Brown and the late Mrs. Ethelene Brown.  She departed this li ...
Mrs. Mary J McIntosh Dubose Lewis departed this physical life on 07/25/2019. She is preceded in death by her husband Mr. Nathaniel Pete Lewis. Her Mother and Father Willie and Od ...
Hazel Thompson, 89, Gainesville
Hazel Thompson age 89 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 25, 2019. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home. 

Jackson

Jack Dempsey Little, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jack Dempsey Little, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 25, 2019.  Mr. Little was born in Hall Cou ...
Ethelene Bronner Randolph, 93, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ethelene Bronner Randolph, age 93 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 25, 2019.  Mrs. Randolph was born i ...
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.