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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 23rd, 2019

Forsyth

John D. Shadburn, 86, Cumming
John D. Shadburn, age 86, of Cumming, Ga., passed peacefully on Tuesday, April 23 2019 surrounded by his precious family. John was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of ...
Sybil Gail Hill, 73, Cumming
Sybil Gail Hill 73, of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband David Hill of Cumming, GA. Children; Troy Johnson (Kerry) of ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Larry T. McDaniel, 76, Lawrenceville
Rev. Larry T. McDaniel, age 76, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom McDaniel and Mary Jane McDaniel Toole; siste ...

Habersham

Pollie Byrd Peeples, 84, Cornelia
Pollie Byrd Peeples, age 84 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Born in Eupora, Mississippi on May 24, 1934 to the late Paul and Gertrude Knight Byrd. S ...

Hall

Howard Wendell Bond, 82, Gainesville
Howard Wendell Bond, 82, of Gainesville passed away April 23, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 ...
Mattie Mae Haynes, 78, Lula
Mattie Mae Haynes, 78, of Lula passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. ...
Mattie Pearl Martin, 61, Gainesville
Mrs. Mattie Pearl Martin, 61, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 in the ...
Ferman Roy McAllister, 85, Murrayville
Ferman Roy McAllister, 85, of Murrayville passed away April 23, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 i ...
Russell E. . Childers, 63, Gainesville
Russell E. Childers passed away on April 23, 2019, following a sudden illness.  He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 26, 1956, to Robert Childers and Marell Waters Child ...
Annie Lee Cagle Griffin, Age 94, of Lula passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 in ...

Lumpkin

Hoyt Ravan, 76, Dahlonega
  Mr. Hoyt Ravan, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Mr. Ravan was born in White County on March 29, 1943 to the late Gordon Wesley and Edna Nina ...

Other

Linda Faye Arwood Harrison, age 48, of Monroe passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday, April 26, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home.  ...
Sandra Elaine Hunnicutt, 75, Ballground, Ga.
Ms. Sandra Elaine Hunnicutt 75, of Ballground, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Sandra is predeceased in death by her beloved husband James Thomas Hunnicutt. She is ...
Betty Daniel Trammell, 73, Leslie
Ms. Betty Daniel Trammell, 73, of Leslie, GA, formerly of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019 at Medical Center Navicent Health in Macon, GA.  A visitat ...

White

Donald J. "Don" Adkins, age 86, of Helen, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 after a bout with cancer. Mr. Adkins was born on April 25, 1932 in Westchester ...
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.