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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 24th, 2019

Dawson

Joyce Gardner, 87, Dawsonville
Joyce Gardner, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 24, 2019 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 21, 1932 in Virginia Beach, Virgi ...

Forsyth

Charles B. “Chuck” McBride, 68, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. Chuck was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He was a kind friend who n ...
Margaret Maria Reese, 50, Cumming
Margaret Maria Reese, age 50, passed away on October 24, 2019 due to complications from heart surgery. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to John Simmons Sr and Jacoba Simmons. S ...

Gwinnett

Doug Padgette, Buford
Doug Padgette, a long-time resident of Atlanta and a fixture on Lake Lanier for decades, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Thursday, October 24th. Doug was bor ...

Hall

David & Noe Matias, inf, Gainesville
David Matias & Noe Matias infant twin sons of Andres Jose Matias & Dominga Matias Pascual passed away October 24, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The twin ...
Cesar Salazar, 35, Flowery Branch
Mr. Cesar Salazar age 35 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Thursday October 24, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a sudden illness.   Fun ...

Lumpkin

John Sanford, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. John Sanford, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. Mr. Sanford was born in Lumpkin County on October 31, 1950 to the late Earl and Edna Wood Sanford. ...
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.