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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 20th, 2017

Forsyth

Arthur Therman Patton, Jr., 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday August 20, 2017. There will be a graveside service with Navy honors on Friday August 25, 2017 at 11:30am at t ...
Geneva Ann Pruitt, 78, Cumming
Geneva Ann Pruitt, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at her home, after a 5-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia.  Geneva w ...
Junior Clifton (J.C.)  Kirby, age 84 of Cumming, passed away, Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. J.C. was a loving husband, father, grandf ...

Habersham

Dr. Keith Dwayne Cudd, 51, Cornelia
Dr. Keith Dwayne Cudd, age 51 of Cornelia, GA entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2017, in a moment of peace, with his wife, Jennifer, of 29 years by his side. Dr. Cudd was born ...
John Serpa, 59, Alto
John Serpa, age 59, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 20, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Serpa was born on July 20, 1958, in Jacksonville, No ...

Hall

Lois Evans Brown, 80, Gainesville
Lois Evans Brown, age 80 of Gainesville, entered eternal rest on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Sa ...
Kenney Joe Ray, 52, Gainesville
Kenney Joe Ray, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2: ...

Jackson

Joshua Tate Lewis, 26, Auburn
Joshua Tate Lewis, age 26, of Auburn passed away Friday, August 18, 2017.     Survivors included his wife Christina Renay; father Charles Lewis; mother Tina Li ...

Other

Charles Swayne Jordan, 74, LaGrange
Charles Swayne Jordan, age 74 of LaGrange, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at his residence. Born in Banks County on December 03, 1942, he was a son of the late Hoyt D. Jo ...
Mrs. Miranda Rosetta Collins Nicholson, age 72 of Banks Road, Carnesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. ...

White

Mrs. Rachel Julia Carpenter Neal Boyd, 77 of Cleveland died Sunday August 20, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Gastonia, NC, Mrs. Boyd was the daughter of t ...
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.