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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 12th, 2019

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Mary Bowman Ledbetter, 87, Winder
Mary Bowman Ledbetter, 87, of Winder passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. Mary was a beautiful woman inside and out, with a heart of gold.  She is now in the presence of he ...

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Rose Marie Fitzpatrick, 95, Cumming
Rose Marie Fitzpatrick, age 95, of Cumming, GA passed away on October 12, 2019.  Rose was born in Solvay, NY.  She was a long-time resident of North Syracuse, NY.  R ...

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Phillip Lee Church, 73, Clarkesville
Phillip Lee Church, age 73, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Church was born in Demorest, GA on May 7, 1946, to the late Aub ...
Mrs. Lottie Missouri Butler Turner, age 93, of Alto, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. Mrs. Turner was born in Hall County to the late Archie and Tinnie Butler. During her ...

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Mrs. Roberta “Bobbie” Gail Nowland, age 84, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by ...
Frances Logan Brown, 94, Gainesville
Frances Logan Brown, age 94, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019, after a wonderful life. .    Funeral services are scheduled for 11:0 ...
Harold Gaines, 85, Gainesville
Harold C. Gaines, 85, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...
Robert Paul “Bob” Jones, Jr, 59, Flowery Branch
Robert Paul “Bob” Jones, Jr., age 59, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Paul Jones, Sr. ...
Josephine King, 62, Flowery Branch
Josephine Samantha Goodwin King, age 62, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away October 12, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin King, parents, Mark & Lucile Goodw ...

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Billy Carroll Holcomb, Sr, age 72 of Clayton, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete. An online guest register is available and may be viewed at ...

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Joseph "Joe" Parker, 70, Cleveland
Joseph “Joe” Parker, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Fun ...
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.