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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 13th, 2018

Dawson

Donald Matheson, 70, Dawsonville
Donald Matheson, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday November 13, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Donald was born January 14, 1948 to the late B ...

Forsyth

Louise Maude Cruse, 82, Cumming
Louise Maude Cruse, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018. She was born in 1936, to the late Howard and Susie Garmon. Louise was a member of Harold Grove B ...
Alton Matthew Reese, 61, Toccoa
Alton Matthew Reese of Toccoa, GA passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 in Gulf Port, Mississippi at the age of 61. He is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Roy Reese; his moth ...
Melanie Bertrand Farmer, 37, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, she is preceded in death by her father, Joey Bertr ...
Angelina Meixner, 97, Cumming
Angelina Meixner 97, of Cumming passed away on November 13, 2018. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Ar ...
Robert P. Wagner, 47, Cumming
Robert P. Wagner, age 47, of Cumming, Georgia died suddenly on November 11, 2018.  Bob leaves behind his heartbroken family: mother: Susan Fahey Wagner of Cumming, GA, form ...

Hall

Robert Wayne Carroll, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Wayne Carroll age 80 of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Visitation will be ...
John Henry Forrest, 60, Gainesville
John Henry Forrest, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his residence after a yearlong battle with GBM Brain Cancer. A Celebration of Life Servic ...

Other

Margaret Obregon Naranjo, 80, Alpharetta
  Margaret Obregon Naranjo 80, of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on November 13, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mc ...

Stephens

Sue Ross Gainous, 76, Eastanollee
Mrs. Sue Ross Gainous, age 76 of N. Broad River Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Arthur Ernest ...
Early Newton Rider, 97, Toccoa
Mr. Early Newton Rider, age 97 of Old Liberty Hill Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Clarence O. and Martha Spencer Rider, ...
Mrs. Jonnie Sue Baker Bentley, age 87 of Hilltop Way, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Joe and Laura Hester Fulle ...
Alan Richard Crow, 67, Eastanollee
Mr. Alan Richard Crow, age 67 of Ridgeland Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his residence. A son of Mary Ann Shirley Crow and the late J.D. Crow, he w ...
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.