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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 18th, 2018

Forsyth

Enver Dzuli Aljic, 56, Cumming
Enver Dzuli Aljic, age 56, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was battling cancer until it was his time to go to a much better place. He’s a be ...
Helen Craig, 89, Cumming
Helen Craig, age 89, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Craig is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Richard Craig, Sr.; children United States ...
Connie J. Purcell, 72, Cumming
Connie J. Purcell, age72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Purcell is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Patricia Lynn and Van Huffman, of C ...

Gwinnett

James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, Lawrenceville
James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  A United States Air Force Veteran, he served in Vietnam and then was employed by the C ...

Hall

Kevin S. Blythe, 52, Gainesville
Kevin S. Blythe, 52, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Logan Ohio. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, 65, Gainesville
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, age 65, of Gainesville, Ga passed away October 18th, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was preceded in death by her parents George and J ...
Christopher James Doty, 55, Gainesville
  Christopher James Doty slipped away peacefully at home on October 18th, 2018 after a valiant struggle with lung cancer.  He was surrounded by family and friends. ...
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, Gainesville
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Private services will be held at a later date. Born on April 6, 1928 in Utica, Michiga ...
Arnold Lee Martin, 84, Gainesville
Arnold Lee Martin, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday Oct. 18, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Martin was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Dawsonville, GA to the ...

Jackson

Emory Marcus Holloway, 57, Commerce
Emory Marcus Holloway, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Holloway was born in Macon to Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Holloway, Jr. ...
Kerry Alan Ivester, 38, Pendergrass
Kerry Alan Ivester, 38, of Pendergrass passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his home after a 3 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on March 20, 1980 ...

Lumpkin

Judith P. “Judy” Hopkins (Brown), 74, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at her home following a period of declining health. Born April 19, 1944 to t ...

Other

Juan Edgardo Arce, 83, Alpharetta
Juan Edgardo Arce, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away on October 18, 2018.  Memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11: ...
Mark Jones, 47, Atlanta
Mark Jones, 47, of Atlanta, GA, died October 18, 2018. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements. 

Stephens

Jo Frank Stewart, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Jo Frank Stewart age 80 of Wesley Circle, Toccoa passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Ernest G. and Rube Camp Stewart, he was born Febru ...
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.