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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Gwinnett

Thelma Ruth Prescott, 91, Lawrenceville
Thelma Ruth Prescott, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 21, 2018. Formally of Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Laster Raymond ...

Habersham

Amos Ralph Brewster, 84, Mount Airy
Amos Ralph Brewster, age 84, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018. Mr. Brewster was born on August 16, 1934 in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Raleigh ...

Hall

Barnie Andrew Parks, 91, Gainesville
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Barnie Andrew Parks, age 91, of Gainesville, who passed away Friday, September 21, 2018. To share a memory of Mr. P ...

Jackson

Joseph Woody Gaither, 85, Nicholson
Joseph Woody Gaither, age 85 of Nicholson, GA passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at his residence.   Born on Sept. 28, 1932 in Lanett, AL he was the son of the late Rain ...

Other

Huong Giang ( Sheila) Phan, Age 67, of Columbus, GA, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018. She was born in 1951 in Vietnam, to the late An Binh Phan and Ly Thi Ta. Huong loved co ...

Rabun

Mildred Stewart Whittaker, 75, Rabun Gap
  Mildred Stewart Whittaker, 75, of Rabun Gap, passed away Sept. 21, 2018. The family will receive visitors on Monday, Sept. 24 at Beck Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 ...

Stephens

Virginia Kesler, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Virginia Kesler age 87 of 1071 Jordan Road, Toccoa passed away Friday September 21, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. A daughter of the late Verne ...
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.