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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 27th, 2018

Dawson

Joshua C. “Josh” Jones, 36, Dawsonville
Joshua C. “Josh” Jones, 36, of Dawsonville passed away suddenly on Saturday October 27, 2018. Josh was born May 7, 1982 and was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. ...

Forsyth

David Michael Culley, 56, Cumming
David Michael Culley 56, of Cumming, Ga. passed away on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. He is survived by his parents Dennis and Alice Sedor. Children David Culley and Garrett ...
John Taylor Conway, 76, Cumming
Mr. John Taylor Conway, 76, of Cumming, Ga passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 surrounded by his family. Graveside services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday October 30, 2018 ...
Barbara Faye Worley, 81, Cumming
  Barbara Faye Worley, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Barbara was a former school teacher and retired ...

Habersham

Robert Lee Frady, 79, Millboro, Virginia, formerly of Habersham County
Robert Lee Frady, 79, of Millboro, Virginia died Friday, October 26, 2018 at his home in Bath County, Virginia. He was born October 12, 1939 in Habersham County, Georgia, the so ...
Charlotte “Patsy” Gleeson Parrish, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018, after spending a life of service to her community throug ...

Hall

John Christopher Jones, 50, Gainesville
John Christopher Jones, 50, of Gainesville, died peacefully on October 25, 2018 at Emory University Hospital surrounded by his family and close friends. He was born in Gainesvil ...
Michael Steven Reeves, 66, Clermont
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Michael Steven Reeves of Hall County. Mr. Reeves passed away at the age of 66 on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Mr. Ree ...
Garlan Lavon Wright, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. Garlan Lavon Wright, age 82, passed away in Georgia on Saturday, October 27, 2018, one day before his 83rd birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred & Leva ...
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.