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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 7th, 2018

Forsyth

Jessie Mae Durham Caine, 94, of Cumming passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018.  A native of Hall County, she lived most of her life in Forsyth County and was a member of Ridgevie ...
Robert O’Dell Luna, Jr. passed away from a battle with ALS on June 7th in Cumming, Georgia, surrounded by loved ones. Originally from Huntsville, AL, he was a beloved husband ...

Hall

Edna J. (Shorty) Cofer, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Edna J. (Shorty) Cofer, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Fune ...
Jerry Hulsey, 95, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Hulsey, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on June 7, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will b ...

Jackson

Betty Jean Gordon, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jean Gordon, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Gordon was born in Commerce to the late Thomas Ol ...

Other

Christopher James Boulware, 24, Townville, SC formerly of Buford
Christopher James Boulware, age 24, of Townville, SC, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 20 ...
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
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.