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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 15th, 2019

Forsyth

Warren Glenn Stephens passed away on October 15, 2019. He was born January 3, 1949 in Atlanta. Growing up he love the peace and tranquility of the outdoors, but backpacking, rock ...

Gwinnett

Carl Smith, 71, Buford
Carl Smith, age 71 of Buford, GA, died Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Mr. Smith has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 Sha ...

Habersham

Nancy Pitchford McAlister, 80, Mount Airy formerly of Duluth
Mrs. Nancy Pitchford McAlister, age 80, of Mount Airy, formerly of Duluth, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services wil ...
John Arlin Hembree, 94, Clarkesville
John Arlin Hembree, age 94 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hembree was born July 21, 1925 in Douglas ...
Linda Denise Shoemake, 56, Demorest
Linda Denise Shoemake, age 56 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  Ms. Shoemake was born on December 29, 1962, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Ray Shoemake a ...

Hall

Jerry Hawkins, 83, Gillsville
Jerry Hal Hawkins age 83 of Gillsville passed away Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. Mr. Hawkins was born in Gillsville to the late Fred & Nanalean ...
Tuan Van Nguyen, 37, Gainesville
Mr. Tuan Van Nguyen, age 37 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Memori ...
Mary Shoemake, 79, Braselton
Mrs. Mary Shoemake, 79 of Braselton, Ga. passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Horace and Margie Dean Fricks.   In ad ...
Inez Greenway Woodring, 95, Gainesville
Inez Greenway Woodring went home to Jesus and other loved ones on October 15, 2019 following a battle with cancer. She was a true lady of faith and was a devoted, loving daughter, ...

Jackson

Ruby Nell Cronic, 96, Braselton
Ruby Nell Cronic, age 96, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at New Liberty United Methodi ...

Rabun

Allen Clark LoBean, 73, Clayton
Mr. Allen Clark LoBean 73, of Clayton, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. A service will be held on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson ...

Stephens

Katherine “Kat” Gosnell Colley, age 89, of Toccoa, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Born on May 10, 1930, in Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late ...
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.