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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 10th, 2019

Forsyth

Alvin Claud Fowler, 71, Cumming
Alvin Claud Fowler, 71, a native of Forsyth County passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer.  Alvin worked for over 25 years in the Depa ...
Eugene E. Hamby, 84, Cumming
Eugene E. Hamby, age 84, of Cumming, GA passed away November 10, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. He was a self-employed brick mason, and ...

Habersham

Nancy J. Moore, 66, Clarkesville
Nancy J. Moore, age 66, of Clarkesville, GA, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Moore was born on Decem ...

Hall

Henry Prather, 85, Gainesville
Henry Augustus Prather, age 85 went home to live with the Lord on Sunday, November 10, 2019. He was affectionately known to some as “Big Daddy”. Born in Stephens Count ...
Dr. John E. Thacher, 71, Gainesville
Dr. John E. Thacher of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 10, at the age of 71. John is survived by his loving wife Michelle, and his beloved daughter Rebecca ...
Horace Allison, 90, Flowery Branch
Horace Allison, 90, of Flowery Branch died Sunday November 10, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Campus. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Allison was ...
Thelma Clark, 84, Gainesville
Thelma Clark, née Truelove, age 84, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2019 at Northeast Ga Medical Center surrounded by friends and family. Born December 25, 1934 in Ga ...
Ethel Virginia Conner Hogan, 97, Gainesville
 Ethel Virginia Conner Hogan, 97, gained her Heavenly wings on November 10, 2019. Ethel is cherished and remembered as a kind and loving wife, mother, and friend to all who kn ...
John Thatcher, Gainesville
John Thatcher of Gainesville, died Sunday November 10, 2019. Little & Davenport Funeral Home.

White

Brayden Philyaw, 8, Cleveland
Brayden Philyaw, age 8, of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Brayden was born on May 28, 2011 to Zach and M ...
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.