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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 16th, 2018

Forsyth

Lewis Paul Brock, Jr, 74, Cumming
Lewis Paul Brock, Jr., 74, of Cumming passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018. Lewis was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather with a fun and out-going personal ...

Gwinnett

Mary Gresham Bruner, 82, Buford
Mary Gresham Bruner, age 82 of Buford, GA, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Hamilton ...
Lucille Powers Buechler, 96, Loganville
Lucille Powers Buechler, 96, of Loganville, GA passed away Sunday December 16, 2018. Born May 19, 1922 near Mableton, GA to the late James Henry and Hattie Floyd Powers, she att ...

Habersham

Sherrye Lanette Blakely Hamilton, age 63 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Born on May 3, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Blakely and Betty ...
Mildred 'Millie' Lanier Flury, 89, Clarkesville
    Mildred “Millie” Lanier Flury, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Millie was born in Atlanta, Georgia but ...

Hall

Doris June Tomlinson, 92, Gainesville
Doris June Tomlinson, 92 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The family will hold a memorial service for Mrs. Tomlinson ...
Mrs. Sarah Charlotte Eberhardt Banks, age 94 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on December 16, 2018 at Morningside of Gainesville Assisted Living Facility after a long illness. ...
Jose Salomon Parras, 47, Gainesville
Jose Salomon Parras, 47, of Gainesville, passed away, December 16, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on December 23, 2018 in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Orlan ...

Other

Virginia W. Dunagan, 74, Augusta
Virginia W. Dunagan, age 74, entered into rest on Sunday, December 16, 2018 while she was surrounded by her loving family.  Virginia was born in Fairfax, Alabama to the lat ...
Karen T. Warcup, 73, Woodstock
Karen T. Warcup, 73, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on December 16, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Thomas and the lat ...

Rabun

Clara Sue Rickman Jachode died December 16, 2018, at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton, Georgia.  Born February 2, 1942, she was a 1959 graduate of Rabun County High School ...

Stephens

Joshua Allen King, 29, Toccoa
Mr. Joshua Allen King, age 29 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at his residence. A son of Sharon Ambrose, he was born July 28, 1989 in Anderson County, South Caro ...
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.