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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

Forsyth

Wilda Huffman Morgan, 88, Cumming
Wilda Huffman Morgan, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Wilda was born in 1931, to the late Johnny and Anna Huffman. She was a member of Cumming Fir ...

Gwinnett

Frank M. Miller, Jr, 89, Dacula
Frank M. Miller, Jr., age 89 of Dacula, GA, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 after an extended illness. Mr. Miller has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Wednesday, Ma ...
Walter E. “Sparky” Martin, age 88, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Jean Martin. Mr. Ma ...

Habersham

Shirley Ann Ellingson Free, age 77 of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Born in Baldwin, Georgia on August 08, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Lyman ...
Mrs. Sarah Lee Slater McEntyre, age 89 of Antioch Church Road, Mount Airy went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Born January 3, 1930, she was the dau ...

Hall

James W. Mooney, 77, Gainesville
James W. Mooney, 77 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Mooney was the son of the late Watson and I ...
Mrs. Margaret Ruth “Aunt Ruth” Webb age 92 formerly of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at Piedmont Hospital in Athens, Georgia following an illness. ...

Jackson

Douglas Ray Brown, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Douglas Ray Brown, age 69, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Mr. Brown was born in Duluth, Georgia, a son to ...
Samuel Allen Westbrook, 69, Commerce
Mr. Samuel Allen Westbrook age 69 of Commerce, Ga passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at Northridge Health and Rehab in Commerce, Ga following an extended illness.  & ...
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.