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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 14th, 2018

Forsyth

Gregory Smith, 64, Cumming
Gregory Smith 64, of Cumming, Ga passed away on April 14th, 2018. No services are scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald ...

Hall

Ruth Jean Barham, 92, Gainesville
Ruth Jean Barham, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018  Jean was born to Vernie and Rhoda Venus on August 10, 1925 in Marion, Illinois ...
John Dean "Jack" Newman, 101, Gainesville
John Dean “Jack” Newman, 101, passed away at home on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Jack was born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 8, 1916, to the late Harvey Ma ...

Lumpkin

Jonell Mitchell, 78, Dahlonega
Mrs. Jonell Mitchell, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Owensboro, KY on January 24, 1940 to the late Buck and Wilma Oost Phil ...

Other

Clifford Daniel Aaron, 94, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 “Tip” Aaron was born in 1924 in Athens, Georgia to the late Ernest E. and Jerusha W. Aaron. He was pr ...

Stephens

Joe Pat Rumsey, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Joe Pat Rumsey, age 84, of Rumsey Row, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late William S. and Ida Moore Rumsey, he was born Septem ...

White

Rebecca Schmieder McCanna, 66, Sautee Nacoochee
Rebecca Schmieder McCanna, age 66 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  She was born October 31, 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Commander Arth ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.