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Local Obits for Sun. May 12th, 2019

Barrow

Shirley Ann Shumate James, age 70, of Winder, GA passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her son, Shane Hyde; parents, Walter and Annie Lou Shumate; si ...

Forsyth

William Doyle Brown, 82, Cumming
William Doyle Brown, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was born in 1936, to the late Curtis and Viola Brown. He is survived by his loving wife of 5 ...

Gwinnett

Sgt. E5 Nathaniel “Nathan” L. Martin, age 30, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Belinda and Larry Hall, C ...

Habersham

Billy Lewis Adcock, 81, Clarkesville
Billy Lewis Adcock, age 81 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019.  Mr. Adcock was born on June 13, 1937, in Cassville, Georgia, to the late Bradley and Ruby ...

Hall

Joan Aiken Bernard, 67, Gainesville
After a two year battle with lymphoma cancer, Joan Aiken Bernard, age 67, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Gainesville, GA. Joan was born in Gainesville, GA to the late David ...
Edna Frances Haga, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Edna Frances Haga, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May ...
Betty Lou McConnell, 61, Gainesville
 Betty Lou McConnell, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mrs. McConnell was born on April 2, 1958, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Ima Jean Westmorelan ...
Annie Mae Estelle Owen, 83, Gainesville
Annie Mae Estelle Owen, 83, of Gainesville passed away May 12, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the C ...

Lumpkin

Jo D Carder, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Jo D Carder, age 90, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her beloved family on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mrs. Carder was a native and lifelong resident of ...

Other

Doris “Nanny” Hicks, 87, of Canton passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.  Nanny was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, canning, westerns and game shows on television.& ...
William Dean Stowers, 88, Dunwoody
William Dean Stowers, age 88, of Dunwoody, Georgia, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Dean “Dean-o” was born April 24, 1931 to Harold M ...
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.