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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 17th, 2019

Banks

George Thomas Sanders, 83, Maysville
George Thomas Sanders, age 83 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at his residence.   Born on March 25, 1936 in Butts Co., Mr. Sanders is the son of the ...

Barrow

Lisa Adams, 54, Winder
Lisa A. Adams, age 54, of Winder passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Joan Young, Hoschton
  On October 17, 2019, Sister Barbara Joan Young of Hoschton, Ga. passed into eternity and is now forever united with her beloved God.  She is predeceased by her paren ...

Habersham

General Mardy Crumley, 88, Demorest
General Mardy Crumley, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Mr. Crumley was born on February 17, 1931 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late ...

Hall

John Michael Forrestall, 80, Hoschton
Mr. John Michael Forrestall, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family. Funeral ...
Helen Louise Fuge, 99, Murrayville
Helen Louise Fuge, 99 of Murrayville died on October 17, 2019.  Services will be announced at a later date.  Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont, Ga.
RJ Simmons, 79, Gainesville
Mr. RJ Simmons, 79, of Gainesville passed away on October 17, 2019 following a prolonged illness. Mr. Simmons grew up in Valdosta, GA and retired from Mar-Jac Poultry in Gainesv ...
Barry Alan Stewart, 67, Oakwood
Mr. Barry Alan Stewart, 67, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, October 17th, 2019. A memorial service will be held on November 2nd at 2:00 pm at Liberty Bible Church, Stephens Road, ...
Vlada Andersen, 26, Gainesville
A precocious 11 year old, little blonde headed, big blue eyed girl came off the escalator from the International Terminal at Hartsfield International Airport on February 5, 2004. S ...
Patricia Ann Zeliski, 68, Gainesville
Patricia Ann Zeliski, 68, of Gainesville, died Friday Oct, 17.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.

Lumpkin

James Davis, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. James Barney “J.B.” Davis, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019. Mr. Davis was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He ...

Other

Gerald “Jerry” Brunson, 85, of Big Canoe, GA, passed away October 17, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Shannon Brunson; daughter Terri, son Scott (Kristin) and c ...

White

Jean Good, 86, Sautee
Jean Good, age 86 of Sautee, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
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.