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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 19th, 2019

Forsyth

Michelle Leigh Smith, 49, Cumming
Michelle Leigh Smith, 49, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019. Michelle was a lover of animals and nature.  She is preceded in death by her father, Milton Lewis ...

Gwinnett

Jalaine Dollar Smith, 78, Buford
Jalaine Dollar Smith entered Heaven’s gates and into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, October 19, 2019 following a very courageous battle with cancer. The youngest of Edith ...

Hall

Earl "Jacky" Lundy, 65, Gainesville
Earl "Jacky" Lundy, 65 of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 19, 2019 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born in Jonesboro, Georgia, Mr. Lundy had live ...
Raymond Theo Stacey, 53, Braselton
Mr. Raymond Theo Stacey, age 53, of Braselton passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will ...

Jackson

Howard Robert Bamberg, Jr, 81, Jefferson
Howard Robert Bamberg, Jr., age 81, of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Mr. Bamberg was born on June 10, 1938 in Crown Point, Indiana to the late Ho ...
Reba Sue Ayers Ginn, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Reba Sue Ayers Ginn, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Hillhaven Nursing Home.  Mrs. Ginn was born in Carnesville to the late Marvin “Jack& ...

Towns

JoAnne L. Davenport, 79, Hiawassee
JoAnne L. Davenport, 79, of Hiawassee passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at ...

White

James Grady Sears, 92, Cleveland
James Grady Sears, age 92 of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Mr. Sears was born on August 6, 1927, in Hall County to the late John Henry Sears and Etta Har ...
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.