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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 23rd, 2018

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John William Barnett, 60, Winder
John William Barnett, age 60, of Winder passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel ...

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Annie Lois Shadburn, 83, Cumming
Annie Lois Shadburn, 83, of Cumming passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Annie Lois was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, Lamar ...
Bonita King Swope, 81, Suwanee
Bonita King Swope, 81, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on December 23, 2018. Bonita is survived by her loving husband Watson Swope of Suwanee, Ga. Children; Rick Swope (Dani) of ...

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William “W. H.” Sudderth, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Merle Webb Sudder ...

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Bob Meister, Jr., 97, Cornelia
Bob Meister, Jr., age 97, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Mr. Meister was born on October 23, 1921 in Athens, Georgia to the late Robert Lee ...

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Evelyn Wilda Edge, 100, Gainesville
Evelyn Wilda Edge, 100, of Gainesville died Sunday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, funeral home chapel. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.
Nancy Ruth Shields, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Ruth Shields  of Gainesville, Georgia passed on December 23, 2018. Celebration of Life Services will be hel ...
Kimberly Ann Whitfield, 58, Gainesville
Kimberly Ann Whitfield, 58, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Fr ...

Jackson

Nancy Ruth Shields, Jefferson
Mrs. Nancy Ruth Shields, wife of Mr. James Edward Shields of Jefferson, Georgia, passed on December 23, 2018. Funeral arrangements announced later.   Young's Fu ...
Fredrick James Gokey, 83, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Coach Fredrick James Gokey, age 83 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Coach Gokey was born in ...

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William Hoyt Dover, 48, Dahlonega
Mr. William Hoyt Dover, Jr., age 48, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018. William was born in Hall County on May 6, 1970 to the late William Hoyt, Sr. and Ruth Su ...

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James David Smith, 62, Rabun Gap
James David Smith, 62, of Rabun Gap, GA passed away December 23, 2018 with his loving family at his side. David was born in Carrollton, GA the son of the late Lynn Tolbert Smith ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ruby Nell Reed Fulbright, age 96, of Nancy Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Earl and Hallie Brown Reed, ...
Mrs. Patricia Diane Kimsey Dover, age 67 of Shady Lane, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of Clifford Shirley Kims ...
Patricia Diane Kimsey Dover, age 67 of Shady Lane, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of Clifford Shirley Kimsey an ...

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Dudley Russell Jones, 66, Cleveland
Dudley Russell Jones, 1952-2018. D. Russell Jones passed away at home on December 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Georgia. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, son of the late Dudley W. a ...
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.