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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

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Phillip “Phil” Benjamin Escover, 59, of Winder passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton after a short two month battle wit ...
Emanuel Lee Jordan, 30, Bethlehem
Emanuel Lee Jordan, age 30, of Bethlehem passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019. No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hosch ...
Sadie Flanigan, 95, Winder
Sadie Evelyn Flanigan, age 95 of Winder, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral ...

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Mary Anne McKelvey Willett, formerly of Rome, NY, passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2019.  She was born July 30, 1953 to Jeanette and Eugene "Tully&q ...

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Jeffrey Allen Whitecotton, 36, Clarkesville
Jeffrey Allen Whitecotton, age 36 of Clarkesville passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Born in Smyrna, GA on June 9, 2019, Jeff was the son of Brad and Dani Whitecotton.&nb ...

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Donald Jerry Guest, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Jerry Guest age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Memorial ser ...
Elizabeth (Betty) Moore Reed, 88, Gainesville
 Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Moore Reed, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019.            ...

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Billy Charles Nix, 87, Commerce
Mr. Billy Charles Nix, age 87, of Commerce died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at his daughter’s residence.  Mr. Nix was born in Arcade to the late, Charles Wofford and Lilli ...
Lela Wiliams, 84, Jefferson
Lela Mae Jolley Wiliams, age 84, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home ...

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David Scoggins, 74, Dahlonega
David Felton Scoggins, Jr. 74 of Dahlonega, Ga passed away on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at Northeast Medical Center. David was preceded in death by his parents David and Catherin ...

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Robert Lawrence Farmer, 79, Danielsville
Mr. Robert Lawrence Farmer, age 79, of Danielsville, GA died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Farmer was born in Atlanta to the late Lawrence and Lucille Maddo ...
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.