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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 1st, 2019


Linda Sue Narey, 73, Buford
Linda Sue Narey, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Sarah Gaddis.  Mrs. Narey is survived b ...


  William Grady “Bill” Ferguson Jr, age 79, of Cornelia, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Born in Cornelia, Georgia on February 7, 1940 ...


Jesse Douglas Hinds, Sr., 40, Gainesville
Mr. Jesse Douglas Hinds, Sr., age 40 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence       Memorial services are schedule ...
Olene Stevens, 92, Murrayville
Olene Stevens, 92 of Murrayville, Ga. passed away December 1, 2019.  Olene was born on April 7, 1927 in Chicopee Village to the late Conner W. and Ruby Samples Hulsey. In a ...
George Carlton Askew, 78, Gainesville
George Carlton Askew, 78 of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence.  Born in Birmingham, AL, Mr. Askew was the son of the late James Hardy and Lo ...
Robert Lewis Forbes, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Lewis Forbes, 74, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Lakeside Maus ...
Jesse Douglas Hinds, Jr, 9, Gainesville
            Mr. Jesse Douglas Hinds, Jr., age 9 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence. ...


James Thomas Brawner, 75, Maysville
Mr. James Thomas “Stem” Brawner, age 75, of Maysville, GA died Sunday, December 01, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Brawner was born in Carnesville to Dorothy Whitsel ...


Lisa Gail Adams, 51, Dahlonega
Mrs. Lisa Gail Adams, age 51, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Lisa was born in Hall County on October 24, 1968.  She was preceded in death by her brother ...


Mildred Dorothy Cantrell, of Sautee, Ga passed away December 1st, 2019 in Demorest, Georgia at the age of 94.  She was born April 1st, 1925 and grew up in Dukes Creek area ...
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.