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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 21st, 2019

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Petru Popovici, 101, Auburn
Petru Popovici, age 101 of Auburn, GA, died Monday, October 21, 2019. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Gwinnett Romanian Baptist Church. Pasto ...

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John Wayne Jones, 72, Cumming
John Wayne Jones (J.W.), 72, of Cumming Georgia went to sing with his beautiful baritone voice in God’s choir on October 18th, 2019. J.W. was preceded in death by his father ...
Carmela Valeo, Cumming
Carmela “Lina” Valeo passed away on October 21, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 62 years: Salvatore Valeo, Jr., sons: Salvatore Valeo, III (Giovanna) of Toms Ri ...

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Barry Wesley Storey, 67, Gainesville
Barry Wesley Storey was born on August 25, 1952 in the Newtown Community in Gainesville, GA to the late Joseph and the late Elizabeth Storey (Glasper). He was the third of nine chi ...
Mary Louise Borders, Gainesville
Memorial Services for Mrs. Mary Louise Borders of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 11:00 AM at the Willie B. Young Memorial Chapel at Young's Fune ...
Wayne L. Williams, 77, Gainesville
Wayne L. Williams, 77, of Gainesville passed away at his residence on Monday October 21, 2019.   Wayne was born on August 9, 1942 in Gainesville, to the late Vernon and W ...

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James Gilbert Qualls, 77, Ocala, FL formerly of Gainesville
Mr. James Gilbert Qualls, age 77, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Gainesville passed away Monday, October 21, 2019. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 3, 2019 i ...
Martin McGee Griffin, 84, Marietta
Martin McGee Griffin, 84, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at his residence in Marietta, Georgia after a sudden illness.  Martin was born on Christmas Eve in 1934 as th ...
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.