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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 24th, 2018

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Richard Kevin Blair, 66, Auburn
Richard Kevin Blair, age 66, of Auburn, GA passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was preceded by his parents,  Samuel and Oma Counts Blair. He is survived by his daughte ...
Mitchell Morton, 55, Statham
Mitchell Morton, age 55 of Statham, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Bertie J. Morton. He ...

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Donald Charles Heber, 83, Cumming
Mr. Donald Charles Heber 83, of Cumming, Ga passed away on November 24, 2018. Mr. Heber was a proud member of the United States Navy. He is survived by his loving wife Darlen ...
Mary Kathryn “Mama Better” Ledbetter, age 99, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018. Mama Better was the oldest member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She ...
Tommy Lynn Smith, 59, Cumming
Tommy Lynn (5 Toe’s) Smith, age 59, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018. 5 Toe’s enjoyed life to the fullest and a very caring and giving person. He was ...

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Ricky Keith Jenkins, 66, Clarkesville
Ricky Keith Jenkins, age 66 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Born on September 4, 1952, he was a son of the late Rupert and Lucy Nicholson Jenkins.&n ...

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Geraldine L. Braswell, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Geraldine "Geri" L. Braswell, 94 of Gainesville passed away Saturday November 24, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A native of Metter, Ga., Mrs. Br ...
Charles Thomas Dennard, Sr., 78, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Thomas Dennard, Sr., age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on November 24, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at t ...
Irma Ramirez Hernandez, 56, Oakwood
Irma Ramirez Hernandez age 56 of Oakwood, Ga. died Saturday November 24, 2018 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.   Irma was born in Durango, Mexico, she was a homemaker and ...
Mirna Magdalena Palacios-Garcia, 44, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Funeral service will be held on Monday, Novemb ...

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Fay Wood Satterfield, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, November 24, 2018.  Mrs. Satterfield ...
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.