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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 14th, 2019

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Fred Lee Williams, 89, Cumming
Fred Lee Williams 89, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 14, 2019. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Betty Jane Gerhard, 89, Cumming
 Betty Jane Gerhard 89, of Cumming, Georgia formerly of Spring Valley, Ohio passed away peacefully on March 14, 2019 just six weeks after the death of her husband of 67 y ...
James Henry Johnson, 76, Cumming
Mr. James Henry Johnson 76, of Cumming, GA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 14, 2019. Mr. Johnson was a proud member of the United States Navy. Mr. Johnson i ...
John Stephen (aka Dad, Papa, Pappy, Steve) Marley took his mortal leave of this revolving piece of rock on March 14, 2019.  As stubbornly as he lived his life (it’s a Ma ...
Floyd E. Tingley, 92, Cumming
Floyd E. Tingley, age 92, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Rose; siblings, Jeffrey, Susan, Steven, Debra, Pamela, Karen and John. ...

Hall

Cozetta Reynolds, 97, Gainesville
Miss Cozetta Reynolds, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Friendship Nursing Home following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled ...
Kelly Lee Stewart, 60, Murrayville
Kelly Lee Stewart,  60 of Murrayville,  GA passed away on Thursday., March 14, 2019.   Kelly was born in Atlanta, GA  to the late Ora Lee Stewart and He ...

Stephens

Mr. Phillip Jessie Leopard, age 67, of Ellen Court in Toccoa, Ga., passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the home. A son of the late Bobbie Joe Leopard and Noah Westmoreland, ...

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Jeffery Shannon Etris, 40, Cleveland
Mr. Jeffery Shannon Etris, age 40, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019. Mr. Etris was born in Gainesville to Don Etris and Joyce Armour. He was of the Baptist ...
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.