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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 16th, 2018

Banks

Sandra Chadwick Smith, age 74, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018. Mrs. Smith was born on January 7, 1944 in Suwanee, Georgia to the late Guy M. and Ida ...

Dawson

Ruth Catherine Hummel, 92, Dawsonville
Ruth Catherine Hummel, age 92, of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Florida, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018. Ruth lived a long and active life. She loved to quilt and go to White ...

Forsyth

Jean Chapman Snow, 94, Cumming
Jean Chapman Snow 94, of Cumming, Ga passed away on November 16, 2018. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrange ...
Gladys Wade, 87, Cumming
Gladys Wade, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018. She was a member of Alpharetta Church of God.  Gladys was a member of Pioneers of Western Electric now ...

Gwinnett

Douglas Cabot Price, 73, Rutledge
Douglas Cabot Price, age 73, of Rutledge, GA passed away Friday, November 16, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Nolan Price; parents, Cabot Price and Grace Shelton, ...

Habersham

Helen Elizabeth Robertson Dunn, 83, Clarkesville
Helen Elizabeth Robertson Dunn, age 83, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2018. Ms. Dunn was born in Coeymans, New York on October 28, 1932 to the lat ...
Cole Edward Kraft, 20, Mt. Airy
  Cole Edward Kraft, age 20 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018. Born in Eustis, Florida on June 27, 1998, he was a son of Michelle Marsh Kraft ...

Hall

Mary Malinda Clark, 69, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday November 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Dewberry Baptist Church #2 for Mary Malinda Clark, 69, of Gainesville. Rev. Dwayne Ryalls and Rev. Kyle Savag ...
Elizabeth Harrington, 105, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Harrington, age 105 of Gainesville, passed away on November 16, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Riverbend Baptist C ...
Dannie Daniel Kidd, 52, Lula
Mr. Dannie Daniel Kidd was born on Monday, March 7, 1966 in Hall County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerviese Daniel (Mary Nell) Kidd. He depart ...

Jackson

Brett Austin Jackson, 56, Jefferson
Mr. Brett Austin Jackson, age 56, of Jefferson, GA died Friday, November 16, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Jackson was born in Commerce to the late J.C. and Eleanor Potts Jackso ...

Other

Chris Anita Benson, 50, Ball Ground
Chris Anita Benson, age 50, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018. Chris was born in 1967 to Billy and Viola Green. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ken ...
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.