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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 5th, 2019

Forsyth

Larry Curtis Heard, 69, Gainesville
Larry Curtis Heard, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019. He was born in 1949, to the late Curtis and Ruthel Heard. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Ba ...
Altha Hughes, Cumming
Altha “Cheryl” Hughes passed away November 5, 2019 at her home in Cumming, GA surrounded by her loved ones. Cheryl is preceded in death by her mother, Wylene Ard Lane; ...
Altha “Cheryl” Hughes passed away November 5, 2019 at her home in Cumming, GA surrounded by her loved ones. Cheryl is preceded in death by her mother, Wylene Ard Lane; ...
Dorothy Ann Quirk, 92, Cumming
Dorothy Ann Quirk (nee Mahowald) 92, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Born in Albany, Minnesota in 1927, she attended and graduated from Marquette U ...

Gwinnett

Margaret “Tina” Hutchins Kemp, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Harold Kemp; ...
Eugene T. Stewart, 84, Braselton
Eugene T. Stewart, age 84, of Braselton, GA passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Annette Holman Stewart; parents, Talmadge Luthe ...

Habersham

Douglas Dale McGaha, 79, Cornelia
  Douglas Dale McGaha, age 77, of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Born in Lawrenceville on March 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Jack McGaha and ...
Bonnie Tench, 89, Demorest
Bonnie Lou McConnell Tench, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Mrs. Tench was born on November 12, 1929 in Habersham County, Georgia to the l ...
Darrell A. Welborn, age 67 of Habersham County, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 1952, Mr. Welborn was the son of Mary Hoppen ...

Hall

Rachel Jones, 78, Gainesville
Rachel Jones, 78, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No services are planned at this time. She was born on April 6, 194 ...
Jerry Thurmond, 65, Oakwood
Mr. Jerry Thurmond, age 65, of Oakwood, Ga passed away on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, N ...

Other

Lila Brown, 83, Roswell
Lila Burrell Brown, age 83, of Roswell, Georgia formerly of Tallulah Falls, Georgia went into the arms of her beloved Jesus on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Mrs. Brown was th ...
Rene Pruitt Gardner, 59, Alpharetta
Rene Pruitt Gardner, age 59, of Alpharetta, GA passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019. She is survived by her parents, Jack (Sem) Galbreath from the Philippines, and Mary Sutton ...
Opel Carlan Martin, 48, Elberton
Ivie Funeral Home announces visitation for Opel Carlan Martin 48 of Elberton who passed away Nov. 5, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Fred and Grace Vaughn Carlan.  ...
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.