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Local Obits for Wed. May 1st, 2019

Forsyth

Michael Dennis Brookshire, age 59, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and is preceded in death by his parents, Robe ...
Gayle Ann Panter, 62, Cumming
Gayle Ann Panter 62, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 1, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangement ...

Gwinnett

Walter C. “Wally” Phillips, age 71 of Dacula, GA, died suddenly Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Mr. Phillips has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, May 2 ...

Habersham

Victor Tur, 61, Baldwin
Victor Tur, age 61, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the home of his sister, Luba Rusk. He was born on July 14, 1957 in Gainesville, Georgia to the l ...

Hall

Mrs. Patricia Loredda Bell Bennett age 71 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 01, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Mrs. Patricia Loredda Bell Bennett age 71 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 01, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness.    Funeral service ...
Maudie Elease Duckworth, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Maudie Elease Duckworth, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are s ...

Stephens

Donald Marvin English, 78, Toccoa
Mr. Donald Marvin English age 78 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday May 1, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Marvin and Dorothy Caudell English, he was born January 2, 1941 ...
Donna Lynn Vincent, 57, Toccoa
Donna Lynn Vincent, 57, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Willow Wood Nursing Home in Flowery Branch, Georgia, after an extended illness. Donna was bor ...

White

Carol Anne Crossley, 71, Cleveland
Carol Anne Crossley, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Mrs. Crossley was born on August 11, 1947, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late James and Claudia Co ...
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.