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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 7th, 2018

Forsyth

David Malcolm Jackson, 74, Cumming
David Malcolm Jackson, 74, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  A retired educator, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. Survivors i ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Brooks Langston, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  Her husband of 61 years passed away just 10 days later.  Frank Thomas Langston, ...

Habersham

Thomas Reams Johnson, 82, Cornelia
Thomas Reams Johnson, age 82, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Mr. Johnson was born on December 17, 1935 in Warrenton, Georgia to the late ...
Jimmy Reynolds, 80, Cornelia
Jimmy Reynolds, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Mr. Reynolds was born on May 7, 1938, in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a retired carpent ...

Hall

Dawn “Dawny” Caroline Neff, 49, Flowery Branch
Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Ward’s Funeral Home for Dawn “Dawny” Caroline Neff, 49, of Flowery Branch.  Th ...
JoAnn McNeil Dyer, 87, Gainesville
JoAnn McNeil Dyer, 87, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in Gainesville.  Born September 4, 1931 in Benton Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Lee Romine and Lois Antoni ...
Chris Mangum, 53, Lula
Chris Mangum, age 53, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Mr. Mangum was born on September 30, 1965, in Anderson, South Carolina; a son of the late Jam ...
Lt. Col. Richard D. Snyder, 93, Gainesville
Lt. Col. Richard D. Snyder (USAR Retired), 93, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 following an extended illness. Born in Bedford, Iowa and reared in the small t ...
Mary Frederick Whitehead, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Francis Fredrick Whitehead 85, of Gainesville, Ga passes away on November 7, 2018. He is survived by his wife Joan Whitehead. Children; Sharon Dennis (William), Glenn Whi ...
F. Robert "Bob" Zimmer, Jr., 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. F. Robert “Bob” Zimmer, Jr., age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2018 in ...

Jackson

Virginia Nelson Anding (“Gini”) La Charité, formerly of Lexington/Nicholasville, KY, Middleton, WI, and Saint Augustine, FL, died November, 7, 2018 at age 81 at ...
Carolyn S. Stacy, 76, Hoschton
Mrs. Carolyn S. Stacy, age 76, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, ...

Lumpkin

Mildred Elizabeth Grizzle, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Grizzle, age 83, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  Mildred was born October 23, 1935 to the late Edgar Clinton and Etta Lee Young Mitchell. ...

Stephens

Ruby Clark Franklin, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Ruby Clark Franklin, age 87 of Rosedale Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Earl and Pauline Bobo Clark, she was ...
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.