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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 13th, 2019

Banks

Hazel Campbell Gunter, age 72, of Homer passed away Friday, December 13, 2019.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel ...

Dawson

Glenda Jane Morris, 51, Dawsonville
Glenda Jane Morris, 51, of Winder passed away Friday December 13, 2019 at her residence. Born December 27, 1967 in Buford, Georgia, she had lived in Winder for 20 years.  S ...

Forsyth

J’Lin Micah Kimble, 22, Cumming
J’Lin Micah Kimble, age 22, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019. The family will receive friends from 11AM to 12PM at McDonald and Son Funeral Home an ...
Robert “Bob” Nelson Land, age 55, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, December 13, 2019.  He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. Bob love ...

Gwinnett

Brigitte DeFranco, 88, Buford
Brigitte DeFranco, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, December 13, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Henry DeFranco; son-in-law, Chris N ...
Dr. Jama Denise Evans, 61, Buford
Dr. Jama Denise Evans, age 61, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Northside Hospital in Duluth, Georgia. She was born August 3, 1958 in ...
Carol Lee Peebles, 80, Buford
Carol Lee Peebles, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ruth Slusher; granddaughter, Brandi Burley; a ...
Ethel Justus Puckett, 101, Buford
Ethel Justus Puckett, age 101, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband, Stanford Puckett; parents, Ben and Lillie Justus; son-i ...

Hall

Daniel Laboy "Bo" Hicks, 41, Gainesville
Daniel Labouy “Bo” Hicks, 41, of Gainesville passed away December 13, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. ...
Marion M. Yarbrough, 92, Oakwood
Memorial services for Marion M. Yarbrough, age 92 of Oakwood, will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Dr. Craig Ward and Rev. To ...

White

Homer J.D. Kinsey, 88, Cleveland
Homer J.D. Kinsey, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019. Mr. Kinsey was born October 26, 1931 in Cleveland to the late Lester and Elzoria McAllister Kinsey ...
Richard Karl Schmidt, 76, Cleveland
Richard Karl Schmidt, age 76, of Cleveland, GA passed away Friday, December 13, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of twenty-six years, Carol Anne Buckley Schmidt.&nb ...
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.