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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 6th, 2019

Dawson

Cliff Cofield, 65, Dawsonville
Cliff Cofield, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 6, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Cofield was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert & ...

Forsyth

Elsa Vega, 39, Cumming
Elsa Vega, age 39, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 10 from 11am to 9PM at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be ...

Gwinnett

J.W. Henderson, 96, Buford
J.W. Henderson, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Henderson and Beulah Cleghorn Henderson; Howard ...

Habersham

William Maxwell “Max” King, age 97 of Alto, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 8, to the late Peter Lambert and Reci ...
Louise Hudson Harris, age 92, of Alto, Ga, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, following an extended illness, at a local private care facility. Mrs. Harris was born in Dekal ...
RHODA "MARDELLE" SHIRLEY MCGAHEE, age 97, Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Born in Franklin County, Georgia on November 20, 1921, she was ...

Hall

Tilden Eugene "Gene" Clopton, 78, Lula formerly of Young Harris
Tilden Eugene "Gene" Clopton, age 78, of Lula, GA, formerly of Young Harris, GA, died October 6, 2019. Survived by wife, Donna Clopton of Lula, GA. Gene served two ...
Shirley Ruth Hemphill, 81, Gainesville
Shirley Ruth Hemphill, 81, of Gainesville Georgia, died early Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, with the comfort of her two daughters after suffering complications associated with A ...
Gemanie Tanner, 99, Gainesville
Mrs. Gemanie Tanner was born August 28, 1920 in Murrayville, Ga to late Melvin Austin and Alfie Daniel Austin. Mrs. Tanner went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2019. Ge ...
Raphael Michael Torres, 35, Gainesville
Raphael Michael Torres age 35 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 6, 2019. He was Kintichiinii (Red House Clan) and born for Naakaii (Hispanic). He is preceded in death by hi ...

Lumpkin

Harold Dorsey Martin, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Harold Dorsey Martin, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. Mr. Martin was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on June 16 ...
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.