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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 18th, 2019

Dawson

Bernice J. Harben, 87, Dawsonville
Bernice J. Harben, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 18, 2019 at Lanier Place in Cumming following a period of declining health. Born November 14, 1931 to the late J ...
Harry Charles Lamar Flowers, 66, Dawsonville
Harry Charles Lamar Flowers, 66, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2019 after a short illness.  He was born to the late, O.D. and Dorothy Flowe ...

Forsyth

Irene Castillo, 76, Cumming
Irene Castillo 76, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Northside Hospital. Visitation will be on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:45pm in the c ...
Werner Hans Wingen, 67, Cumming
  Werner Hans Wingen 67, of Cumming, GA passed away on April 18, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. ...

Habersham

Louise Josephine Allen, 83, Clarkesville
Louise Josephine Allen, age 83 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on April 9, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Oliver G. ...

Hall

Reda Martha Smolk Wright, 82, Gainesville
Ms. Reda Martha Smolk Wright age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday April 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Funeral ...
John Edward “Eddie” Kinsey, age 48 of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019.   Born on Jan. 21, 1971 in Gainesville, GA, he was the son of the ...
Ms. Pauline Margaret Planty age 88 of Lula passed away on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Gravesides services are scheduled for Monday ...

White

Loy Edward Barrett, 89, Cleveland
Loy Edward Barrett, “Gran” or “Granddaddy” as he was affectionately called by so many, age 89 of Cleveland, peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 18, 20 ...
Early Cousin III, AKA E-Cuz, age 54, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 4-6 PM with a s ...
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.