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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 28th, 2019

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Nadezhda Franchuk, 92, Cumming
Nadezhda Franchuk, age, 92 of Cumming, GA passed away, Sunday, April 28, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Franchuk. She is survived by son, Vladim ...
On Sunday April 28th, Joseph “Jay” G. Longo, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 76 in Cumming, Ga.  Joseph was born on August 7, 194 ...

Gwinnett

Willie Claude Malcolm, Jr., age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Claude Malcolm, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Cook; si ...
Silvia Mederos Melugin, age 55, of Buford, GA, passed away, Sunday, April 28, 2019.  She was preceded in death by his father, Jose P. Mederos.  Mrs. Melugin is survived b ...
Nella Zhigaylo, 79, Suwanee
Nella Zhigaylo, age 79, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  She is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Peter Zhigaylo, Suwanee, GA; twelve children; fifty-five ...

Hall

Monica Turner, Gainesville
 Monica Turner, of Gainesville, GA, died at her home Sunday, April 28, 2019, after an extended battle against ovarian cancer.      Born in Atlanta, GA November ...
Mary Irene Mullinax of Clermont departed this life on Sunday, April 28, after a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm i ...

Jackson

James Harold “Cooter” Lawson, age 71 of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his residence.   Born on June 30, 1947 in Nauvoo, AL, he was the ...
John Palmer Pace, 52, Jefferson
John Palmer Pace, age 52, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019.  Memorial services will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  R ...

Lumpkin

William Eugene Middlebrook, age 70 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019. Graveside service will be 11AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Antioch Baptist Church ...

White

Frances Walters, 102, Cleveland
Mrs. Frances Walters, age 102, of Cleveland, GA, passed away at her home early Sunday, April 28, 2019. Frances was born in Newton, KS on January 7, 1917 to the late Clyde Holman ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.