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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 28th, 2019


JoAnn Poole, 85, Dawsonville
JoAnn Poole, 85, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born ...
Robert Pruett, 76, Dawsonville
Robert Pruett, 76, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 after an extended illness.  He was born to the late Riley and Irene Pruett.   He was ...


Martha Ann Rickles, 72, Cumming
Martha Ann Rickles, age 72 of Cumming, GA. passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. She was born in 1947, to the late Andrew and Era Buice Rickles. Martha was a loving mother, grand ...


Bethenia Mae Bacon, 88, Suwanee
Bethenia Mae Bacon, age 88 of Suwanee, formerly of White County, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Mrs. Bacon was born on May 31, 1931, in White County, to the late Bar ...


Barbara (Bee) Rutherford, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara (Bee) Rutherford, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am Friday, August 30, 2019 at Me ...
Donald Edward Hensley, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Edward Hensley, age 79, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at The Oaks at Scenic View, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m ...
John H. Smallwood, Gainesville
Mr. John H. Smallwood, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in the chapel of Memori ...
William B. Thomas, 69, Gainesville
Mr. William B. Thomas, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.      &nbs ...


Douglas "Doug" Barrett, 63, Dahlonega
Douglas "Doug" Barrett, age 63 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Visitation will be Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM with a memorial s ...
Golden Lee Chester, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Golden Lee Chester, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Lee was born in Lumpkin County on December 18, 1944 to the late William Raymond “Tug&r ...
Lee Chester, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Lee Chester, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019.   Complete funeral arrangements will announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahl ...


James (Jim) Clarence Lamb, Jr, 89, Blue Ridge, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. James (Jim) Clarence Lamb, Jr., 89, passed away, peacefully, on August, 28, 2019 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Lynn Hughes; by his p ...
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.