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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 20th, 2018

Forsyth

Joseph Egan, 82, Cumming
Joseph Egan 82, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...
Joshua Pierce Holland, 34, Cumming
Joshua Pierce Holland of Cumming, Georgia, born August 3, 1984, departed this life and went to be with the Lord Thursday, December 20, 2018, following a brief illness. Mr. Holla ...
Dien Tran, 86, Flowery Branch
Dien Tran, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, December 27, ...
Ruth Lee Woodall, 88, Cumming
Ruth Lee Woodall, 88, of Cumming passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018.  Affectionately known as Nanny and He-He, Ruth was a very selfless person, always putting others befo ...
Jeanne Loda, 77, Cumming
Jeanne Loda, age 77, of Cumming, Georgia and long time resident of Seymour, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, December 20, 2018 surrounded by her loving fam ...
Christine Ann Thompson, 52, Cumming
Christine Ann Thompson, 52, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 20, 2018. The family will have a celebration of life of a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.m ...

Gwinnett

Ann Hearn, 83, Buford
Ann Hearn, age 83 of Buford, GA, died suddenly Tuesday, November 20, 2018.  A Celebration of her life will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00AM at Hamilton Mill Memo ...

Habersham

Tom Carter, 87, Cornelia
Tom Carter, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Mr. Carter was born on May 2, 1931 in Baxley, Georgia to the late Thomas Linton Carter and C ...
Laura Virginia Beasley Ramey, age 67 of Alto, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018.   Born on August 20, 1951, in Clayton, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late ...

Hall

Carol Asbridge, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Carol Asbridge, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Arbor Terrace –Hamilton Mill, surrounded by her family. Memorial Services will be ...
Melva J. Lowry, 82, Flowery Branch
Melva J. Lowry, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, George H. Lowry. Mrs. Lowry is s ...
Nesta Eileen DeGruchy Hine Taylor, 86 years of age, passed away December 20, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Nesta was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J. ...

Jackson

Ashley Baker Taube, 37, Hoschton
Ashley Baker Taube, age 37 of Hoschton passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018.  A Service of Celebration will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12 Stone Church- ...

Other

Charles McQueen Gee, Jr., 83, Danielsville
Mr. Charles McQueen Gee, Jr. 83. of Danielsville passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Athens Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

Rabun

Hazel Priscilla Giles Ledford, 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday December 20, 2018. Hazel was born on March 6, 1932 in Clayton, GA to the late Humphrey Meridith Giles an ...

White

Gentry Allison, Sautee
Gentry Allison, infant of Sautee, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018. Survivors include his parents Michael Allison and Kyrie Hill of Sautee, his brother Avery Allison, gra ...
Betty Jean Cantrell, 71, Cleveland
Betty Jean Cantrell, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Cantrell was born May 25, 1947 in Whi ...
Margie Nell Hicks, 87, Cleveland
         Mrs. Margie Nell Hicks, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Gateway Nursing Home in Cleveland, fo ...
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.