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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 19th, 2018

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Spencer Hinton, Winder
Spencer Hinton of Winder, GA passed away on November 19, 2018. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at White Oaks Springs Baptist Church at 1:00 PM. Professional Ser ...
Royce McDaniel, 75, Winder
Royce McDaniel, age 75, of Winder passed away Monday, November 19, 2018. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor ...

Forsyth

Muriel Cannon, 96, Cumming
Muriel Cannon, peacefully went home to Jesus at 12:05pm on Oct. 19th, 2018. Aged 96, this gentle Christian lady, mother of 8, grandmother, great grandmother and ...
Marcus "Buster" Elrod, 80, Cumming
Marcus "Buster" Elrod, 80, of Cumming passed away Monday, November 19, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ina and Bill Elrod; sisters, Shirley (Elrod) Reid, Ba ...
Margie Lee Hughes, 89, Cumming
Margie Lee Hughes, age 89, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 19, 2018. Margie was born in 1929, to the late Carlos Frank and Jennie Mae J ...
Joseph Fredrick Walcher 63, of Cumming, Ga passed away on November 19, 2018. Joe graduated from Southwood High School Shreveport, La. and Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, ...
Nancy Carol Wood, 74, Cumming
Nancy Carol Wood 74, of Cumming, Ga passed away on November 19, 2018 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  She is survived by her husband Ronnie A. Wood.  Children; John ...

Gwinnett

Steven D. Russell, 63, Dacula
Steven D. Russell, age 63, of Dacula, GA passed away Monday, November 19, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Douglas and Teresa Russell, and mother and st ...
Maria Ionescu, 82, Lilburn
Maria Ionescu, age 82 of Lilburn, GA, died Monday, November 19, 2018 after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mil ...

Habersham

Lillian (Lil) Campbell Reed, age 91 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, K.P. and Edith Jones Campbell; husband, Jame ...

Hall

Thomas Hanie Paris, Jr, 79, Gainesville
Tom Paris, Jr., passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Monday, November 19, 2018, at the age of 79.  A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Tom was a devoted son, brot ...
Jimmy Lee Jones, 80, New Holland
Jimmy Lee Jones, 80, of New Holland passed away at his residence Monday, November 19, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in the cha ...

Jackson

Roger “Roy” Junior Barner, age 73 of Pendergrass, GA passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Born on July 2, 1945 in Winder, GA, he was the son of the late Joe and Maude ...
Ruth H. Owens, 83, Nicholson
Ruth H. Owens, age 83 of Nicholson, GA passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at her residence. Born on Nov. 13, 1935 in Toccoa, GA, she was the daughter of the late Dwayne B. and Be ...

Lumpkin

John Benjamin Abercrombie, 88, Dahlonega
Mr. John Benjamin Abercrombie, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, November 19, 2018. Mr. Abercrombie was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on J ...

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Dionisio Contreras Duran, 47, Charlotte, NC
Dionisio Contreras Duran, age 47 of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018. Born in Guanajuato, Mexico on December 26, 1970, he was the son of Manuel ...

Stephens

Mrs. Geraldine Kimbrell Hunt, age 96 of Savannah Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at Bell Minor Home, Gainesville, Georgia. A daughter of the late George and ...
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.