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Local Obits for Wed. May 30th, 2018

Gwinnett

Jean Clay Crocker, 85, Buford
Jean Clay Crocker, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years, Rev. Billy H. Crocker; son, Billy Wayne C ...
Barbara Norman Carson, 53, Lawrenceville
Barbara Norman Carson, age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby Moore; Aunt Verna Walton. Barba ...
Joseph "Joe" Loggins, 48, Buford
Joseph “Joe” Loggins, age 48, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Yadira Loggins, Lawrencevil ...

Habersham

Jerry Holland, 74, Mount Airy
Jerry Holland, age 74, of 134 Grace Land Drive, Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Mr. Holland was born on July 16, 1943 in Flowery Branch, Georgia to ...
Tony W. Braswell, 60, Clarkesville
Tony W. Braswell, age 60, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Golden and Lorraine (Roper) Braswell and Herman and ...

Hall

Julian Anthony Haynes, 74, Murrayville
Julian Anthony Haynes, age 74, of Murrayville died on May 30, 2018. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemet ...
Glenda Jean Reed, 74, Gainesville
Our beloved mother Glenda Jean Reed age 74 of Gainesville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday May 30, 2018. Our mother touched more lives than she knew. She genuinely cared fo ...
"Keith” Lewis Thomas, 48, Gainesville
“Keith” Lewis Thomas age 48, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  Survivors include his mother, Margaret Ann Thomas; his father Rickey Ford ...
George S. Chapman, 95, Flowery Branch
Mr. George S. Chapman, age 95, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, ...

Jackson

Susie Minish Davis, 95, Commerce
Susie Minish Davis, age 95, of Commerce, GA entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  She was born on January 29, 1923 ...
Laurence Kenneth Morgan, 71, Hoschton
Laurence Kenneth Morgan, 71, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  Formerly of Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Morgan was a graduate of the University of Louisville and earned a master& ...

Other

Lottie Porter White, 81, Social Circle
Lottie Porter White, age 81, of Social Circle, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, ...

Rabun

Vernon Burnette, 81, Rabun Gap
Vernon Burnette, age 81, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, passed away on May 30, 2018. Vernon was born on April 3, 1937 in Scaly, North Carolina to the late Otis and Hattie Burnette. Thro ...
David Friedrichs, 80, Clayton
David Friedrichs, age 80 of Clayton, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Born in Vashon Island, Washington on April 30, 1938 to the late Elmer and Beulah Winafred Blaker Fri ...

Union

Bonnie Lee Holloway, 85, Suches
Mrs. Bonnie Lee Holloway, age 85, of Suches passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Mrs. Holloway was born in Anderson, SC on July 31, 1932 to the late Axel and Minnie Jones Olson. ...
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.