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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 29th, 2018

Banks

Donald Shaw, 55, Lula
Donnie Shaw, age 55 of Lula, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018, following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on October 11, 1962, he was a son of the late William M ...

Barrow

Elise Doreen LaForgia, 68, Winder
Elise Doreen LaForgia, age 68, of Winder passed away Monday, January 29, 2018. Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, February 8, 2018  at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...
Aldo Razo, 38, Winder
Aldo Hernandez Razo, age 38, of Winder, GA, died Monday, January 29, 2018. A visitation will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6-9 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Mr. ...
Frankie Shadburn, 76, Hoschton
Frankie Shadburn, age 76, of Hoschton, GA, died Sunday, January 28, 2018. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. ...

Dawson

Anthony S. “Tony” Taylor, 64, Dawsonville
Anthony S. “Tony” Taylor, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 29, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born July 17, 1953 in Weilh ...

Gwinnett

Enid Turner Phillips, 95, Buford
Enid Turner Phillips, age 95, of Buford, GA, died Monday, January 29, 2018. A funeral service will be held Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Woodland Hills Church, Atlanta. Pa ...
Mary Ellen Buice Anglin, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, January 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon S. “Gus” Anglin; parents, Chesty and ...

Hall

Alvin "Al" F. Pannell, 74, Gainesville
Alvin (Al) F. Pannell, age 74 of Gainesville, Georgia. Born February 16, 1943 – Passed January 29, 2018. Al passed peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning. He was pre ...
Joletta Louise Zerban, 58, Murrayville
Mrs. Joletta Louise Zerban age 58 of Murrayville passed away on Monday January 29, 2018 following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday February 01, ...

Jackson

Dianne C. Knoblauch, 76, Hoschton
Dianne C. Knoblauch, age 76, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018. Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Hoschton City Cemetery. Pastor Dustin Penn ...

White

David Allan Abernathy, 57, Cleveland
David Allan Abernathy, age 57 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. Mr. Abernathy was born on January 15, 1961, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Betty Goss Abernathy ...
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.