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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 8th, 2018

Dawson

Kathy Cantrell Holbrook, 63, Dawsonville
Kathy Cantrell Holbrook age 63 of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her residence on September 8, 2018.  Kathy was born in Gainesville, Georgia but liv ...

Forsyth

James William Terry, 83, Cumming
James William Terry, 83, of Cumming passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018.  Mr. Terry was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a Paratrooper.  He worked for Thomas Concrete ...

Hall

Charles William Keith, Gainesville
Charles (Chuck) William Keith, of Gainesville passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 ...
John Floyd McGarity, 86, Gainesville
John F. McGarity (86) died peacefully September 8, 2018 in his favorite chair while overlooking the western North Carolina mountains. He was waiting on friends to arrive at his hom ...
Quentin Roosevelt Reynolds, Jr. 80, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at The Landings of Gainesville.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...
Idelle Turner, 96, Flowery Branch
Idelle Turner, age 96, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018.   She was born and raised in Lumpkin County, worked for Johnson & Johnson Compa ...

Jackson

Patricia Ann Evans, 63, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Patricia Ann Evans, age 63 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 8, 2018.  Ms. Evans was born in Commerc ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Marshall Jerome Kitchens, Sr., age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018. Mr. Kitchens was born in Macon, GA on February 12, 1931 to the late William Burk ...

White

Sheila Kanady Carr, 57, Cleveland
Shelia Kanady Carr, age 57, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018. Mrs. Carr was born in White County and was the daughter of Ewell Arthur Kanady and Eloise Smith ...
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.