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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 13th, 2022

Gwinnett

Melinda Vannerson Parmer, 68, of Buford, GA, died Monday, June 13, 2022 after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Melinda is survived by her husba ...
Melinda Vannerson Parmer, 68, of Buford, GA, died Monday, June 13, 2022 after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Melinda is survived by her husba ...

Hall

Eleanor Daniels Banks, 76, Gainesville
Eleanor Daniels Banks 76 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Northeast Ga Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Banks was born on February 2 ...
Eric Charles Buffington, 67, Gainesville
Eric Charles Buffington a native of Gainesville, Georgia. Eric graduated from Gainesville High School. Eric committed his life at an early age to Christ Jesus. Eric attended Gai ...
Eula Mae Graham, 84, Murrayville
Mrs. Eula Mae Graham, 84, of Murrayville, passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 I ...

Jackson

Mr. Michael Newton Buffington, age 76, of Commerce passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.  Mr. Buffington was born in Gainesville ...
Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Phillips, age 77, of Commerce passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at her residence.  Mrs. Phillips was born in Commerce to the late, Fletcher and Matti ...
Steve Rucker, 63, Augusta formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Steve Rucker, age 63 of Augusta, Georgia, (formerly of Jefferson) who entered rest Monday, June 6, 2022.  Mr. Rucker was born in ...
Melanie Bullock Sims, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Melanie Bullock Sims, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Monday, June 13, 2022.  Ms. Sims was born in Athens, Georgia ...

Other

Sarah Nelms Raulerson, 91, Hephzibah
Sarah Nelms Raulerson, age 91 of Hephzibah, GA passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022.   Born in Commerce, GA, Mrs. Raulerson was the daughter of the late Richard Nelms an ...

White

Carolyn Gilreath, 82, Cleveland
Carolyn Gilreath, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022. Mrs. Gilreath was born on May 9, 1940, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late J.D. and Mabel May Kanady ...
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.