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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 7th, 2019

Banks

Horace Lamar Smith, 76, Lula
Horace Lamar Smith, age 76, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 7th, 2019.   Mr. Smith was born on February 22nd, 1942 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late Jam ...

Forsyth

Randall Ray Cox, 60, Cumming
Mr. Randall Ray Cox 60, of Cumming, Ga passed away on January 7, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arra ...
    Louise Genevieve Eisman 98, of Cumming, Ga passed away on January 7, 2019. Services will be held in her Florida hometown at a later date. Condolences may ...

Gwinnett

Phillip Adam Dean, 35, Buford
Phillip Adam Dean of Buford, GA, a loving father and devoted son and brother passed away at the age of 35 on Monday, January 7, 2019.  He is survived by his daughter, Grace El ...
Larry Daniel Kennedy, 73, Braselton
Larry Daniel Kennedy, age 73, of Braselton, GA passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Idus and Eloise Morgan Kennedy; sister, Patti Kenned ...
Russell “Russ” Hein, age 56, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, January 7, 2019. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Mary P. Hein, Buford; son, Christopher ...

Hall

Randall Joseph "Bud" McQueen, 81, Gainesville
Randall Joseph "Bud" McQueen, 81 of Gainesville passed away Monday January 7, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. McQ ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy Ray “Lightning” Griffin, age 79, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019. Mr. Griffin was b ...

Lumpkin

Vernis Louise Hughes, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vernis Louise Hughes, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, January 7, 2019. Mrs. Hughes was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was born on May ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.