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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 13th, 2019

Banks

Julish Clyde Rucker, 85, Maysville
Julish Clyde Rucker, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.   Born on Jan. 9, 1934 in Homer, GA, he was the son of the late Guy William and Lou Belle ...

Dawson

Melaine T. Gillis, 96, Dawsonville
Melaine T. Gillis, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 13, 2019, at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born May 1, 1923, in Estonia ...

Forsyth

Dianne Winifred James, 79, Cumming
Dianne Winifred James (79) of Cumming, Georgia passed away on October 13, 2019. Visitation 12-2pm and service 2pm all on November 16, 2019 Condolences may be expressed at www ...

Gwinnett

Margaret Knotts, 94, Lawrenceville
Margaret Knotts, age 94 of Lawrenceville, GA, died Sunday, October 13, 2019. Mrs. Knotts has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM ...

Habersham

Annie Louise Carpenter Adams, age 96 of Demorest, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 after a wonderful life. Louise was born in Cornelia, GA on May 31, 1923, to the late Re ...

Hall

Inez Holman Gee, 90, Gainesville
            Inez Holman Gee, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at her residence following an ...

Jackson

Lonnie Ray Reed, 62, Jefferson
Lonnie Ray Reed, age 62, of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Faye Reed; parents, Clyde and Loyce Davis Reed ...

Stephens

Toccoa, Georgia -- George Grant Camp, Jr. of 354 Cross Creek Lane passed away Oct. 13, 2019 at his home after an extended illness. His family was at his side. Born in Toccoa, o ...

White

Harvey Edward Heddings, 55, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home & Cremation Services announces that Harvey Edward Heddings, age 55 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on October 13, 2019.  Harvey was born on Feb ...
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.