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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 6th, 2019

Banks

Mary Lois Eterno, 92, Homer
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Lois Eterno, age 92, of Homer, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.   Mrs. Eterno was born in Swanna ...

Forsyth

Frances O. “Ping” Hames, 95, of Cumming and Gainesville passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019. “Ping”, also known by her family as “Nanny Peanut” ...

Gwinnett

Jean R. Carley, 96, Buford
Jean R. Carley, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, Vernon Carley, who passed away Febr ...

Habersham

Infant Craver was born on February 8, 2019 in Hall County, Georgia to Tyler H. Craver and Lindsey D. Parks of Alto, Georgia. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his si ...

Hall

Mr. Willie D Clark, 76, of Danville, Mississippi, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018, in the hospital in Cebu, Philippines. Mr. Clark at age 20 joined the U.S Army, being ...
Patrick Fincher, 41, Gainesville
Patrick Fincher, 41, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 6th, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funer ...
Patricia M. Couch Kennedy, 86, Gainesville
Patricia M. Couch Kennedy, 86, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 following a period of declining health. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday ...

Stephens

Charlie Sherman Pitts, 87, Toccoa
Mr. Charlie Sherman Pitts, age 87, of Defoor Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home. A son of the late Sherman and Florence Cooper Pitts, he was b ...

White

Jennifer Leigh Martin, 36, Cleveland
Mrs. Jennifer Leigh Martin, age 36, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  Mrs. Martin was born in Rockport, NY.  She has lived in White County since movi ...
Mary Ellen Stone, 76, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home & Cremation Services announces that Mary Ellen Stone, age 76 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  Interment will be hel ...
Jewell Oscar Westmoreland, 80, Cleveland
Jewell Oscar Westmoreland, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Mr. Westmoreland was born on August 22, 1938, in White County, to the late Aaron and Mari ...
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.