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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 7th, 2019

Forsyth

Travis Holland, 89, Cumming
Travis Holland, age 89 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019. Mr. Holland is survived by his son Gary Holland, of Dawsonville, Georgia and former wife Elle ...

Habersham

Timothy McAllister, 54, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Timothy McAllister, age 65 of Mt. Airy will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Mr. Joey Martin will officiate ...

Hall

Ruby Pearl Messer Barber, 98, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruby Pearl Messer Barber, age 98, of Gainesville, formerly of Sandy Springs, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at her residence.  Funeral Services will be 12:30- ...
Michael Lynn Abraham, 76, Flowery Branch
Michael Lynn Abraham, 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday ...
Ruby Watson, Gainesville
Ms. Ruby Watson was born on May 23, 1942 to the late Velma Nell Watson. Ruby worked for 20 years as a Gainesville City School Crossing Guard. She loved life, family, friends and al ...

Jackson

Jerry Wilson Fletcher, 75, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Jerry Wilson Fletcher, age 75 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 7, 2019.  Mr. Fletch ...

Other

Bobby Clark Simmons, 62, Bowman
Bobby Clark Simmons, age 62 of Bowman, GA passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.   Born on July 16, 1957 in Commerce, GA, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Betty Free S ...
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.