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Local Obits for Thu. May 19th, 2016

Forsyth

James David Cantrell, 65, Cumming
James David Cantrell, age 65 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. David was preceded in death by his parents, James ...
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, Cumming
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA.  He was a resident Cumming for 33 years.  ...

Habersham

Marcheta B. O'Kelley, 63, Demorest
Marcheta B. O’Kelley, 63, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Coastal Carolina Hospital after a short illness.  She was born December 13, 1952 in Demorest, GA to the late ...

Hall

Rev. Gerald McCoy Jordan, 79, Gainesville
Reverend Gerald McCoy Jordan of Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2016.  He leaves behind his devoted wife of 61 years, Olene Talbert Jordan, his ...
Frank L. Downing, honored World War II veteran, devoted husband, cherished father, grandfather and loyal friend to many, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. He will be remember ...
Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73, Oakwood
Mrs. Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73 of Oakwood died Thursday May 19, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Scroggs was the daughter of the late Joe D. and M ...

Jackson

Edna Mae Long Kimsey, 80, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edna Mae Long Kimsey, age 80 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Mrs. Kimsey was born in Cra ...
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.