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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 8th, 2019

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Joyce Elaine Jentzen, 68, Winder
Joyce Elaine Jentzen, age 68,of Winder passed away Friday, March 8, 2019.  Joyce loved her friends and family.  She played BINGO and also called games.  The Huddle H ...

Forsyth

Lucille Burruss Phillips, age 83, of Cumming, GA., passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at her home. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her ...
Steven S. Roper, 43, Cumming
Steven S. Roper, age 43, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019. He attended Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA. Steven was an avid baseball and Georgia Bulldog fan. ...

Gwinnett

Rosella M. Wenzel, 89, Sugar Hill
Rosella M. Wenzel, age, 89, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Wenzel. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecc ...
Lowell Bruce Hanson, 80, Dacula
Lowell Bruce Hanson, age 80 of Dacula, GA died Friday, March 8, 2019 following a brief illness. Mr. Hanson has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later. Lowell is su ...

Habersham

Dorothy “Dot” Skelton Edwards, age 94, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on March 8, 2019 at her residence after a brief illness.   Mrs. Edwards was born on ...

Hall

Carolyn Prickett Hill, 82, Gainesville formerly of Dahlonega
Carolyn Prickett Hill, 82, of Gainesville and formally of Dahlonega entered into eternal rest at her residence March 8, 2019.  Carolyn was born April 25, 1936 in Harrison Arka ...
Marion Nell Burgin Slay, 85, Gainesville
Marion Nell Burgin Slay, 85, of Gainesville, passed away Friday March 8, 2019 at her residence after a period of declining health. Mrs. Slay was born in Birmingham, AL on Decemb ...
Flo Criss Smith, 70, Gainesville
Flo Criss Smith, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on March 8th, 2019, surrounded by her family. Flo was born July 7, 1948 in San Francisco, California and rais ...

Jackson

Diana Lawson Phillips, 73, Jefferson
Diana Lawson Phillips, age 73, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday March 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Reathel Lawson; grandson, Zachary Taylor ...
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.