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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 25th, 2019

Dawson

Randall Hoyt Cranford, 73, Dawsonville
Randall Hoyt Cranford, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, October 25, 2019.  Mr. Cranford was born May 12, 1946 and is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Lee and R ...

Forsyth

Jeffrey Stanton Purvis, 51, Cumming
 Jeffrey Stanton Purvis, 51, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 in Cumming, GA.  Jeff was born at Glasgow AFB, MT on December 16, 1967.  He graduated from Ragsdale ...
Welby Corbett Rouse, Jr., age 77, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019. 
Patricia Tanner, 62, Woodstock
Patricia Tanner 62, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Gwinnett

Victoria Ann Earls, 67, Buford
Victoria Ann Earls, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, October, 25, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Minnie Earls; sisters and brother. Ms. E ...

Hall

Dorothy Nix Barker, Gainesville
Dorothy Nix Barker passed away peacefully in her home in Gainesville, Georgia on the evening of October 25, 2019. She was a native of Dawsonville until she married and moved to Gai ...

Other

Jacob Nicholas Hickman, 26, Clearwater, FL.
Jacob Nicholas Hickman, 26, of Clearwater, FL passed away October 25, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Born on January 30, 1993 in Clearwater, FL he was the son ...
William Walter “Toby” Allen, 75, of Dublin, GA, died October 25, 2019. Survivors include daughters, Renee (Eddie) Miller, Alesia Edmond, and Tamika (Paul) Brown; son ...
Roberta Barton, 81, Athens
Roberta Barton age 81, of Athens, Ga passed away on Friday October 25, 2019.   Funeral Service will be held at 12pm on Saturday November 2, 2019 at Rhema Christia ...
Janice Sailers Slay, 81, Bogart
Janice Sailers Slay, age 81 of Bogart, GA passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.   Born on March 3, 1938 in Commerce, GA, she was the daughter of the late Harve F. and Evely ...

Stephens

Tommy Dickson, 61, Toccoa
Mr. Tommy Lee Dickson, age 61 of Lewis Street, Toccoa passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 in Ellabell, Georgia. A son of the late Jerry and Frances Davis Dickson, he was born J ...

White

John T. Imhoff, 86, Tallahassee, FL
John T. Imhoff, age 86 of Tallahassee, FL, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019 at Philippi Baptist Church Cemeter ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.