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Local Obits for Thu. May 16th, 2019

Banks

Charlie Turpin, 73, Homer
Charlie Turpin, age 73 of Homer, GA passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his residence.   Born on September 19, 1945 in Homer, GA, he was the son of the late Robert and ...

Forsyth

Charline Gail (Mull) Almquist was born on January 21, 1933 and passed away on May 16, 2019 after an extended illness.  Gail was a resident of Cumming, Georgia at the time of h ...

Gwinnett

Linda Alexander Heard, 76, Buford
Linda Alexander Heard, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by parents, W. R. and Willie Mae Alexander; and ...

Habersham

Rita Smith Holcomb, 63, Demorest
Rita Smith Holcomb, age 63 of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2019.   Born in Demorest, Georgia on April 04, 1956, she was a daught ...

Hall

Frank Willett Armstrong, 78, Gainesville
Frank Willett Armstrong died May 16, 2019.  A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Gainesville First United Methodist Church.  ...

Jackson

Scott Neal Stephens, 54, Commerce
Scott Neal Stephens, age 54 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his residence.   Born on Feb. 20, 1965 in Naples, FL, he was the son of  R.C. Step ...

White

Joyce Reid Sanders, 87, Sautee-Nacoochee
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Joyce Reid Sanders, age 87, of Sautee-Nacoochee. Mrs. Sanders passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019. Arrangements are inc ...
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.