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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 16th, 2019

Dawson

Eloise Short LaReau, Dawsonville
Eloise Short LaReau, wife of Harvey Harold LaReau, Jr., passed away on October 16, 2019. She is a 22 year resident of Dawsonville and has lived in Georgia for 45 years.  Bo ...

Forsyth

Carol Ann Farr Carrano, 78, Cumming
Carol Ann Farr Carrano, 78, Devoted Wife, Mother & Grandma died Wednesday October 16, 2019 peacefully at home. She is survived by her Loving Husband of 58 years Andrew W Ca ...

Habersham

Michael Lonnie Burns, 40, Cornelia
Michael Lonnie Burns, 40, was born July 22, 1979. He was a native of Cornelia, GA, in which he spent more than thirty years of his life. He later moved to Gainesville, GA, became a ...

Hall

Otis Marion Ellenburg, Jr., 90, Gainesville
Otis Marion Ellenburg, Jr. 90 of Gainesville, Georgia died October 16 at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was husband, ...
Mr. Eddie Newton Forrester, 70, of Lula passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held at Georgia National Cemetery, Canto ...
Susana D. Flores, 92, Gainesville
Susana D. Flores, age 92, of Gainesville, GA passed away October 16, 2019. She is survived by her daughters, Susana Flores Acosta, Maria Ticas, Irma Baires, and Gladys Cuellar; ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Euliela “Eula” Bertha Farmer, 91, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday ...
George (Cliffe) Radcliffe Rice, 69, Dahlonega formerly of Atlanta
  George (Cliffe) Radcliffe Rice, 69, former resident of Atlanta, Georgia (1949-1979) and Dahlonega, Georgia. Passed away at his home in Murrayville, on Monday, Oct. 16, 20 ...
Mrs. Ruthie "Mama Ruthie" Holland Robertson, age 81, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  Mrs. Robertson was born in Lumpkin County on September ...

Other

Dorothy Helen Moore, 80, Stockbridge
Dorothy Helen Moore, 80, of Stockbridge passed away, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 20 ...
David S. Poole, 49, Doraville
David S. Poole, age 49, of Doraville, GA passed away Monday, October 14, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Muriel Tench Poole; sister, Donna Poole Gib ...

Stephens

Mrs. Martha Lucille Richey Fowler, age 91 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Habersham Home East, Demorest, Georgia. A daughter of the late Sam and Hortense Ca ...

White

Robert Edwin Dupray, 77, Cleveland
Robert Edwin Dupray, age 77, passed away on October 16, 2019.  Mr. Dupray was born on August 12, 1942, in Pittsfield, MA, to the late Clarence and Bella Dupray.  He wo ...
Rex Armour, 65, Cleveland
Rex L. Armour, 65, of Cleveland, formerly of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in the C ...
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.