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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 19th, 2017

Forsyth

Charlotte Brownlee Smith, 70, of Cumming passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.  Survivors include her husband, Jim Smith; sons, Shawn and Brad Smith; grandchildren, Cade, Pres ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Effie Mae Brown Sudderth, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Allen Sudderth; grandson, S ...
Benjamin Edward Traylor, 67 of Buford, GA passed away on Monday June 19, 2017. He was born on October 24, 1949 in Hogansville, GA the son of Emanuel and Doris Jo Brown Traylor w ...

Hall

James Danner Beynon, 81, Gainesville
Mr. James Danner Beynon, age 81, passed away June 19, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Beynon was born in Portland, Oregon to the late Leland Merle Beynon and Elma Danner ...

Lumpkin

Isabella Grace Torres, inf, Dahlonega
Isabella Grace Torres passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, June 19, 2017. Although she spent only a moment in our arms, she will forever remain in our hearts. ...
Byron Hugh LeFevre, 87, Dahlonega
Byron Hugh LeFevre, of Dahlonega, passed away on June 19, 2017. Byron was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on July 11, 1929. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a ...

Other

Tasia Marie Gartner, 16, Canton
Miss Tasia Marie Gartner, age 16, of Canton, Georgia, passed from this world on June 19th, 2017 at 10:30 pm in McDonough Georgia.     Tasia was born January ...
Gwynola Bertha Wheeler Smitherman, age 88, of Athens, GA passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.   Born in Commerce, GA, Mrs. Smitherman was the daughter of the late Charlie ...

Stephens

Kayla Lynn Allen, 27, Toccoa
Ms. Kayla Lynn Allen, age 27 of 285 Julia Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of Harold Allen and the late Denise Reed Allen, sh ...

White

Kent McKern, 54, Cleveland
Kent McKern, age 54 of Cleveland,passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. Mr. McKern was born July 24, 1962 inHartwell to Betty B. McKern and the late Robert W. Mckern. Kent was a roo ...
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.