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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 11th, 2019

Forsyth

Bo Hughes, 45, Cumming
Bo Hughes, 45, of Cumming passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Bo most of all loved his kids.  Being funny, hunting and fishing were his passions. He was a stranger to no one ...
Homer Ferrell Long, 76, Cumming
Homer Ferrell Long, age 76, of Cumming, GA passed away October 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother & father, Ferrell Long & Miriam Henderson Long and brothers, ...

Gwinnett

Velma Raye Day Orr, 87, Lawrenceville
Velma Raye Day Orr, age 87, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, William Thomas Orr. Mrs. Orr is ...

Habersham

  Billy Joe “Bill” Barden, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Born on November 14, 1928, in Cornelia, he was a son of the late Fran ...

Hall

Fermon Brookshire, 85, Gainesville
Fermon Brookshire, age 85 of Gainesville, Ga. died Friday, October 11, 2019 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm Sunday October 13, 2019 in the Little Davenport ...
James A. Lee, Jr, 93, Gainesville
Mr. James A. Lee, Jr. age 93 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday October 11, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Private Graveside services will be held a ...
Thomas H. Moretz, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Thomas H. Moretz, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at Gwinnett Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m., S ...
Joseph Douglas "Doug" Morris, Sr. , age 72, peacefully entered into the arms of Jesus on October 11th, 2019.   Doug was raised in the heart of his community ...

Jackson

Walter Alan Turman, 77, Commerce
Walter Alan Turman, age 77 of Commerce, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at his residence. Born on Feb. 25, 1942 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Walter Stanley ...
Sue Jane Mealor Fenn, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Sue Jane Mealor Fenn, age 88, of Commerce died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Fenn was born in Commerce to the late, Tom Comer and ...

Other

Thelma Mae Draper, 99, Danielsville
Thelma Mae Draper, age 99 of Danielsville, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.   Born on Nov. 26, 1919 in Danielsville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and L ...

White

Rosell Ivey, 76, Cleveland
Rosell Ivey, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Ms. Ivey was born on March 11, 1943, in Habersham County, to the late Edward and Decie Arrowood Murphy.&n ...
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.