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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 19th, 2018

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Paul “Lanier” Richards, age 89, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church where he was the adult Sunday school tea ...
Rev. William Carl Kendrix, age 93, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. Carl was a United States Army veteran, who served in WWII. He was the eldest member at Cros ...

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Pamela Ann Strait, 49, Clarkesville
Pamela Ann Strait, age 49 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Born in Hall County, Georgia on February 3, 1969, she was a daughter of Elizabeth Higgins Str ...

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Anne Cook Neal, Gainesville
Anne Cook Neal passed away on Thursday, April 19. The daughter of Annie Colson and Oscar Edward Cook, she was born April 4, 1931 in Washington County. A graduate of Tennille Hig ...
Ruth Glynn Miller Jackson, 87, Flowery Branch
  Ruth Glynn Miller Jackson, 87, of Flowery Branch, passed away April 19, 2018 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, ...
David Roger Silcox, 69, Murrayville
  David Roger Silcox, 69, of Murrayville, passed away after an accident in Gainesville on April 19, 2018. David was born July 12, 1948 at Fort Benning, Georgia to the late ...
Ann Garner Walker, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Ann Garner Walker, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on April 19, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riverside ...

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Freddie Leon Harris, 68, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Freddie Leon Harris, age 68 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on April 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife Sylvia Harris; son and daughter ...
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.