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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 28th, 2018

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Charles Edward Marcum, 42, Statham
Charles Edward Marcum, age 42, of Statham passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The fami ...

Forsyth

JoAnn Frady Moss, 82, Cumming
JoAnn Frady Moss 82, of Cumming, Ga passed away on June 28, 2018. She is survived by her children patty Walker (Brad), Leslie Graves, and Karen Andersen. She is also survived ...

Gwinnett

Jerri Sloan Smith, 80, Buford
Jerri Sloan Smith, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by parents, Benson and Winnie Kennedy Sloan, and J ...

Hall

Kenneth Albert Barber, 57, Gainesville
                Mr. Kenneth Albert Barber age 57 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday June 28, 2018 ...
Raymond H. "Ray" Burch, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Raymond Headley Burch, Jr., 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018. Ray was born on February 25, 1929 in Nicholasville, Kentucky.   He was the on ...
George Lullan Giddens Sr, 87, Gainesville
George Lullan Giddens Sr, 87 of Gainesville, Ga passed away June 28th, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by family.  At his request, he will be cremated and have a private, ...
      Mr. James Walter “J.W.” Chambers age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday June 28, 2018 following an extended illness.  &nbs ...
Albert Anthony "Tony" Church, 76, Gainesville
Albert Anthony "Tony" Church age 76 of Gainesville passed away Thursday June 28, 2018. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville. ...

Jackson

Nicholas Antonio Elrod, 21, Commerce
Nicholas Antonio Elrod, age 21, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018.   Born on Jan. 31, 1997 in Commerce, GA, he was the son of Dennis Nathaniel and Pris ...
Annie Viola Redmon, 90, Maysville
Ms. Annie Viola Redmon, age 90, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Ms. Redmon was born in Maysville to the late George Wiley and Lena B ...

Lumpkin

Jacob Cain Greer, Dahlonega
Jacob Cain Greer was born on June 22, 2018.  He left this world in the loving arms of Jesus on June 28, 2018. Jacob was born at Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs.  A ...

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Samuel Edward Bradley, 80, Cleveland
Mr. Samuel E. Bradley Jr., age 80, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018. Mr. Bradley was born on May 31, 1935 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi to the late Samuel E. Bradl ...
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.