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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 19th, 2016

Banks

Willene Durham Osborn, age 78, of Homer, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Mrs. Osborn was born on April 18, 1938 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Fletcher and M ...

Barrow

Shirley Jean Goodin, 75, Winder
Shirley Jean Goodin, age 75, of Winder and formerly Hannibal, Missouri passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Shirley graduated from Hannibal High School.  She was a membe ...

Forsyth

Vanita Beverly Allen, 78, Cumming
Vanita Beverly Allen, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at her residence with her family by her side.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Cumm ...
James Monroe Cleveland, Jr., age 83, or Cumming, Georgia passed away on April 19, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Anne Tyner and James Cleveland, Sr.   Jim ...
Claire Boudrias Marsh, 75, Cumming
  Claire Boudrias Marsh, 75, of Cumming, GA died on April 19, 2016.  Born in Quebec City, PQ she was the daughter of the late George and Stella Boudrias.  Her bel ...

Gwinnett

Johnnie L. Bunch, 67, Buford
Mr. Johnnie L. Bunch, age 67, of Buford passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at his residence with family.   A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, ...

Habersham

Debbie Kay Taylor, 55, Clarkesville
Debbie Kay Taylor, age 55 of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at her residence.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on July 17, 1960, Debbie was the daughter of Evel ...

Hall

Sylvia Gilstrap, 86, Murrayville
Funeral services for, Sylvia Gilstrap age 86 of Murrayville, Ga. will be held Saturday April  23, 2016 at 1:00 pm in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church ceme ...
Sandra Lee Couch, 66, Gainesville
Sandra “Big Mama” Lee Couch, 66, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Hazlehurst, Ga on ...
            Bronnez Thompson Hudgins, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at her reside ...

Jackson

Enrique Gonzalez, 60, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Enrique Gonzalez, age 60, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Mr. Gonzalez was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico a ...
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.