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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 2nd, 2018

Forsyth

Bertie Marie Carnes, 88, Cumming
Bertie Marie Carnes 88 of Cumming, GA passed away on September 2nd, 2018. Memorial services will be held on September 22, 2018 at 11am in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral ...
Ronald Wells O’Neal, 71, Cumming
Ronald Wells O’Neal (Ron), age 71 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018. Memorial service will be 2 P.M., Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in the Chapel of Mc ...
Linda Bishop, 68, Cumming
Linda Bishop, 68, of Cumming passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018.  A member of Salem Baptist Church, Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She is preceded ...

Gwinnett

Sandra (Sandi) Beverly Kaplan passed away peacefully at age 77 on September 2, 2018 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  Sandi was born on May 22, 1941 in New York, New York to th ...

Hall

Thomas Eskridge Francis, 68, Gainesville
Thomas Eskridge Francis, M.D., 68, of Gainesville, GA died at his home on August 26, 2018, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  An Anniston, Alabama native, Tom was a g ...
Willie Charles Thomas, 86, Gainesville
Willie Charles Thomas died peacefully in the arms of our Lord and wrapped in the love of his family Saturday, September 2, 2018.   The memorial service will be held at Atla ...

Lumpkin

Ellen Lance, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ellen Lance, age 73, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018.  Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega. ...
Lynn Marie Smith, 60, Dahlonega
Mrs. Lynn Marie Smith, age 58, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018. Lynn was born in Malden, Massachusetts on March 28, 1960. She is preceded in death by her dad Donald T. Smi ...

Stephens

Charlie Leonard Adams, 70, Martin
Mr. Charlie Leonard Adams, age 70 of Highway 17 in Martin, Ga. passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the home. A son of the late Grover and Jewel Ballenger adams, he was born ...

White

Waymon Hudson, 80, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Waymon Hudson, age 80, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on September 2, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announc ...
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.