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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 13th, 2018

Gwinnett

Dianne Turner Green, 69, Norcross
Dianne Turner Green, age 69, of Norcross, GA, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018. Dianne was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She was a loving wife, moth ...
Earl Denson Worsham, 95, Buford
Earl Denson Worsham, age 95, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy-one years, Wilma Darlene Worsham; parents, James ...

Habersham

Sarah Foster Anderson, 77, Cornelia
Sarah Foster Anderson, age 77, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, December 13, 2018, following an extended illness. Mrs. Anderson was born on August 18 ...
Edgar Isidro Flores, 24, Decatur, formerly of Habersham County
Officer Edgar Isidro Flores, age 24, of Decatur, answered his final call as a Police Officer with the Dekalb County Police Department on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Funeral ser ...
Georgia Bee Holland, 91, Demorest
Georgia Bee Holland, age 91, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Mrs. Holland was born on May 26, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, to the l ...

Hall

Barbara Jean Whiting Miller, 84, Gainesville
        Mrs. Barbara Jean Whiting Miller, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...

Lumpkin

Leah Smith, 55, Dahlonega
Leah Smith, 55, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday December 13, 2018. Leah was born July 18, 1963.  A native of Doraville, she lived in Dahlonega for the past two years havi ...

Rabun

Jasta  Lee Hopkins Southards, age 67, of Tiger, GA, passed away on December 13, 2018. Jasta was born the daughter of the late Jasper Hopkins and Ethel Lee Hamby Hopkins in ...
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.