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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 14th, 2018

Dawson

James "Terry" Ragan, 70, Dawsonville
James "Terry" Ragan, 70, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA.  He was a born to the late James &q ...

Forsyth

Willie Mae Webb Carrie, 95, Cumming
Willie Mae Webb Carrie age 95 of Cumming passed away Thursday September 14, 2018. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Gwinnett

Salvatore Dominick “Sal” Biondo, age 71 of Buford, GA, died Friday, September 14, 2018 after an extended illness. Mr. Biondo has been cremated and no service is planned ...

Habersham

Brian Richard O'Leary, 53, Mt. Airy
Funeral Mass for Brian Richard O’Leary, age 53 of Mt. Airy will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. José Luis Hernande ...

Hall

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 18, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Cary “Junior” Jacob Browning, Jr., age 68 of Lula. The ...
Amanda Rebecca Bryan, 42, Gainesville
Amanda Rebecca Bryan, age 42, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018. Ms. Bryan was born on September 29, 1975, in Toccoa, Georgia, to Barbara Barnes Mitchell ...

Jackson

Vincent Thomas Kenny, 85, Hoschton
Vincent Thomas Kenny, age 85, of Hoschton passed away Friday, September 14, 2018. Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Charles C. Chuck King, 57, Hoschton
Charles C. “Chuck” King, age 57, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by father, Rayford E. King; mother, Helen Jane Mehar ...

Other

Deidre DeAnne Brown, 50, Petersburg, Virginia, formerly of Riverdale, Ga.
Deidre DeAnne Brown, age 50, of Petersburg, Virginia, formerly of Riverdale, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018. Mrs. Brown was born on June 15, 1968, in Atlanta ...

White

Bobbie Jean Cheston, 77, Cleveland
Bobbie Jean Cheston, age 77 of Cleveland passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 due to health complications.   Ms. Bobbie was born January 21, 1941 in Oakland, FL. She m ...
John Jordan, 79, Sautee
John Jordan, age 79 of Sautee, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018. Mr. Jordan was born on September 9, 1939, in DenHelder, The Netherlands, to the late Jan Martyn and Ann ...
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.