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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 9th, 2019

Forsyth

Danny Croft, 71, Cumming
Danny Croft, 71, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Danny was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and a member of Silver City Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife ...
Allen Lee Russell, 81, Cumming
Allen Lee Russell of Cumming, Ga died Sunday, January 9, 2019; he was 81 years old.  Lee was born in Ravenden, Arkansas on February 8, 1937 to Carlton Yeager Russell and Lola ...
Robert T. Szalewicz, 64, Cumming
Mr. Robert T. Szalewicz 64, of Cumming passed away on January 9, 2019.  No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. ...
Stanley Nichols, 63, Cumming
Mr. Stanley Nichols 63, of Cumming, Ga passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Visitation will be on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 2-3pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.&nbs ...
William “Bill” Augustus Schaefer, age 82, of Cumming, Georgia died Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Memorial service with military honors will be 12:30 PM Tuesday, January 1 ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth King, 65, Suwanee
  Kenneth King, age 65, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Nina Sartor King, Suwanee; step-children, Ke ...

Habersham

Ronald Charles  "R.C." Cougill, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. Mr. Cougill was born on January 1st, 1940 in Richmond, ...

Hall

Frank Houston Black, 89, Gainesville
  Frank Houston Black went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ and be reunited with his wife and loved ones on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 4pm, ET.  He passed peacefully at ...
Daniel Paul Bohmer, 67, Clermont
It is with deep sadness yet also hope that the family of Daniel Paul Bohmer announces his passing on Wednesday January 9th 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. Daniel had recen ...
Mr. Loreto Martinez Madrigal, age 92, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Funera ...

Jackson

William Morris “Billy” Dorsey, 76, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at his residence.  Born November 16, 1942, in Commerce GA, he was the youngest son of the late ...

Lumpkin

Mr. William “Bill” Morgan Mitchell, age 70 of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 following a extended illness.   Memorial services are sc ...

Other

David Lamar Echols, 75, Danielsville
David Lamar Echols, age 75 of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019.   Born on May 17, 1943 in Maysville, GA, he was the son of the late Andrew Perry and B ...
Jeanne Case Swany, 88, Fayetteville
  Jeanne Case Swany 88, of Fayetteville, Ga passed away on January 9, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mc ...
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.