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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 21st, 2018


Steven Allbright, 68, Buford
Steven Allbright, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Louise Tipton Allbright; sister, Sherry Krotz; and ...
Liem Mai, 88, Lawrenceville
Liem Mai, 88, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday November 21.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.
Allen Craig Willard, 26, Suwanee
Allen Craig Willard, Jr, age 26, of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Avaligth Howard; great grandparents, Thomas and ...


Roy Kimsey "Kim" Gabrels, 77, Flowery Branch
Roy Kimsey “Kim” Gabrels, 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral serv ...
Betty Ann Harbin, 75, Gainesville
Betty Ann Harbin, 75 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday November 21, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Ms. Harbin was the daugh ...
Hazel Pittman Hudgins, 89, Gainesville
Hazel Pittman Hudgins, age 89 of Gainesville passed away November 21, 2018 at Morningside Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 ...
Dean Carlton Stephens, 91, Gainesville
Dean Carlton Stephens, 91 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday November 21, 2018. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Stephens was the son of the late Napoleon and Flora Lee ...
Monica N. Thomas, 38, Gainesville
Monica N. Thomas age 38 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. She was born March 10, 1980 in Atlanta, GA to ...


James Ray Munday, 71, Hoschton
James Ray Munday, age 71 of Hoschton, GA died suddenly Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...


John York, 75, Toccoa
Mr. John York, age 75, of Collins Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the residence. A son of the late Miles and Bidony Standridge York, he was born ...
Brenda McClure Turner, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Brenda McClure Turner, age 76, of Bend N Hickory Road in Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Pruitt Heath – Toccoa. A daughter of the late Jam ...


James "Jim" K. Rice, 89, Johns Creek
James K. Rice, age 89 of Johns Creek formerly of Cleveland, GA and East Point, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Mr. Rice was born April 17, 1929 in Mercer County, P ...
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.