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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 28th, 2019

Forsyth

William Robert Axon (Bill) of Cumming, GA passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at the age of 77. Bill was born in Cleveland, OH on February 20, 1942 to Catherine and William Axon.& ...
Piero Guasti, 87, Cumming
Piero Guasti, 87 years old, died peacefully in the early hours of October 28th, 2019. Piero was in hospice care due to worsening Alzheimer’s symptoms. His wife and daughter w ...
Lonnie Dean Murphy, 70, Cumming
Lonnie Dean Murphy, age 70, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019. Memorial service will be planned at a later date. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crema ...
Jeffrey Ward Heard, 42, Cumming
Jeffrey Ward Heard, 42, of Cumming passed away at home surrounded by his family and friends on Monday, October 28, 2019.  Jeffrey was a loving husband, father and son who was ...

Habersham

Tammy Marie Shook Terrell, age 45 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Born in Stephens County on July 20, 1974, she was ...

Hall

Virginia Lee Humphries, 86, Gainesville
Virginia Lee Humphries age 86 of Gainesville passed away Monday Oct. 28, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Humphries was born August 27, 1933 in Covington, Indi ...
Alton J. Smith, 90, Gainesvlle
Alton J. Smith, 90, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at home on October 28, 2019.  Alton was born on December 10, 1928 in Lumpkin County to the late Albert and Tina Smith ...

Lumpkin

Billy Ray “Cabbage” Sheriff, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November ...

Stephens

Johnny Dave Scott, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Johnny Dave Scott, age 63 of Chopped Oak Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Marvin and Hazel Jenkin ...
Tommy Lee 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 ...
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.