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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 11th, 2019

Dawson

Carolyn Waters, 74, Dawsonville
Mrs. Carolyn Waters, age 74, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. Mrs. Waters was born in Tate, GA on July 21, 1944.  She was preceded in death by her paren ...

Forsyth

Fairy Sue Gilbert, 82, Cumming
Fairy Sue Gilbert, age 82, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Fairy Sue was a loving, wife, mother and Nana. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Sh ...
Hurene “Dusty” Westmoreland 95, of Cumming, GA passed away on April 11, 2019. Dusty was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She is predeceased in death by her h ...

Gwinnett

Albert B. Lovern, 78, Law
  Albert B. Lovern, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-eight years, Marion Haywood Lovern. Mr. ...
Pamela Lee Parmater O’Boyle, age 74, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 after a long Struggle with MDS. She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, ...

Habersham

Frank Raper, 77, Mount Airy
Frank Raper, age 77, of Mount Airy, GA, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2019, following an extended illness.  He went peacefully to be with Jesus with his fami ...

Hall

Louzelle "Lou" Smith Durden, 77, Gainesville
Louzelle “Lou” Smith Durden, a longtime resident of the Lilburn and Gainesville areas in Georgia, passed away peacefully Thursday the 11th of April at Northeast Georgia ...
Patricia Bradford, 89, Oakwood
  Patricia Bradford 89, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on April 11, 2019. Ms. Bradford’s interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery on April 24, 2019 at ...
Don Phillip Satterfield, 60, Gainesville
Don Phillip Satterfield, age 60, lifelong resident of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Memorial services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Ap ...

Jackson

Boyd Martin, Sr, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Boyd Martin, Sr. age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Mr. Martin was born in Jefferson, ...
Doris Pauline Williams, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Doris Pauline Williams, age 88 of Commerce died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Williams was born in Homer to the late, Durall and R ...

Lumpkin

Susie Ann Self, 70, Dahlonega
 Mrs. Susie Ann Self, age 70, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. Mrs. Self was born in Cullman, AL on July 27, 1948.  She was preceded in death by her ...
Steven Lee Eberle, 67, Dahlonega
Steven ‘Steve’ Lee Eberle, age 67, formerly of Bloomington, IN, passed away at his home in Dahlonega, GA on Thursday, April 11th, 2019.  Steve was born on Jul ...

Other

Billy C. Higgins, 84, Ball Ground
Billy C. Higgins, age 84, of Ball Ground, GA passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Martha J. Higgins of Ball Ground; daughter, Rebecca “Becky&r ...

White

Shirley Ann Morgan, 73, Cleveland
Shirley Ann Morgan, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Mrs. Morgan was born on September 28, 1945 to the late Hugh and Pearl Funderburk Wehunt.  ...
Joyce Elaine Alexis Steiner, 90, Sautee Nacoochee
Mrs. Joyce Elaine Alexis Steiner, 90, entered into Life Eternal on April 11, 2019 from her daughter’s residence in Sautee Nacoochee, GA. Mrs. Steiner was born July 10, 1928, ...
Jerry Trigg, 57, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Douglas Trigg, age 57, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. Mr. Trigg was born in Hall County. He was a constructions worker and lived in Whit ...
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.