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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 21st, 2019

Forsyth

Theodore Clarence Borzak 96, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. He is predeceased in death by his wife Caroline Marie Borzak. Survivors include; his f ...

Habersham

Irene Marie Wessel, 76, Sautee Nachoochee
Irene Marie Wessel, age 76, of Sautee Nachoochee, GA passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of eleven years, Karl Max Wessel and so ...

Hall

Nancy Elaine Bassett, 64, Braselton
Mrs. Nancy Elaine Bassett, age 64, of Braselton passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Emory University Hospital – Midtown, surrounded by her family. Memorial Services ...
Karen Marie Ching, 60, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Karen Marie Ching, age 60, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Memorial Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, ...
Terry Martin, 62, Gainesville
Terry Martin age 62 of Gainesville, Ga. died Thursday November 21, 2019 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday November 30, 2019 at the Rockhill Cong ...

Jackson

Emberlee Addilyn Humphries, six month old daughter of Nicole Humphries and Mercedes Triplett of Commerce died Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her residence.  She was preceded i ...
Randall Leon Williams, 68, Jefferson
Randall Leon Williams, age 68 of Jefferson, GA., passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Piedmont Hospital in Athens, GA. The son of the late Landel and Colleen Brock Wil ...

Stephens

Mrs. Edith Inez Kimsey Youngblood age 88 of Easy Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday November 21, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Theodore and Elsie McIntyre Kimse ...
Edith Youngblood, 88, Toccoa
Mrs. Edith Inez Kimsey Youngblood age 88 of Easy Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday November 21, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Theodore and Elsie McIntyre Kimse ...

White

Wayne Julian “W.J.” Sims, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Mr. Sims was born on August 5, 1936, in White County, to the late Arvil an ...
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.