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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 26th, 2018

Forsyth

Alice Crosta, 95, Cumming
Alice Crosta, 95, of Cumming passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018.  A loving mom, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend; in her later years Alice enjoyed time with her fam ...

Gwinnett

Susan Ireland Wright, 62, Grayson
Susan Ireland Wright, age 62 of Grayson, GA died Sunday, August 26, 2018. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. C ...

Habersham

Rosa Vera Frias, 55, Clarkesville
Rosa Vera Frias, age 55 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Born in San Nicolas, Mexico on July 15, 1963 she was a daughter of the late Ramon Vera and Carme ...

Hall

Maggie Alaine Farmer, 61, Gainesville
Maggie Alaine Farmer, 61, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No services are planned at this time. Born on March 21, 1 ...

Jackson

Brenda Lou Gooch, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Brenda Lou Gooch, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 26, 2018.  Ms. Gooch was born in Jefferson, G ...

Lumpkin

Kre Wehunt, Dahlonega
Kre Wehunt ran into the arms of Jesus and into the presence of her brother Klate on a beautiful Sunday morning, August 26, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. No o ...

Other

Jack Loggins, 74, Savannah, Ga.
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jack Loggins, age 74 of Savannah, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 26, 2018.  Mr. Loggins was born in Statham, Georgi ...

White

Jewel Barrett, 85, Cleveland
Jewel M. Barrett, age 85 of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Mrs. Barrett was born on June 6, 1933, in Shooting Creek, North Carolina, to the late Alfred and Do ...
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.