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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 5th, 2019

Banks

Alice Marjorie “Margie” Wolfrey Hunt, age 84 of Carnesville, Georgia went home to be with her Lord & Savior on Friday, April 05, 2019. Born in Louisa County, Vir ...

Forsyth

Marsha Ann Hammond-White, 76, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019.  She was born on March 10, 1943 to Paul W. & Floy (White) Hammond of Cumming, GA. She is ...

Gwinnett

Vera Ivanovna Lantukh, 58, Lawrenceville
Vera Ivanovna Lantukh, age 58, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019.  She is survived by her husband of thirty-seven years, Petr Lantukh, Lawrenceville, GA; ...

Hall

Rev. Thomas E. Doster, 80, Clermont
Rev. Thomas E. Doster Age 80 Passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 8, 1938 in Thompson, GA. He was raised in Athens, but spent most ...
James Philip (Phil) Ellis, 75, Gainesville
Mr. James Philip (Phil) Ellis passed peacefully at Emory on April 5, 2019 at 9:21 in Atlanta, GA at the age of 75. Phil is survived by his wife of 49 years Linda Ellis and child ...
Bobbie Joe Roberts, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Bobbie Joe Roberts age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Friday April 05, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.           Memorial ser ...
Willie T. Thompson, 62, Gainesville
Willie T. Thompson, 62, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No services are planned at this time. Memorial Park Funeral H ...

Jackson

Johnny Edward Bagwell, 58, Commerce
Johnny Edward Bagwell age 58 of Commerce passed away Friday April 5, 2019 at his residence.   Mr. Bagwell was born October 28, 1960 in Commerce to Bertie Mealor Bagwel ...
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.