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Local Obits for Sat. May 18th, 2019

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Lenard Ernest Mickler, 65, Winder
Lenard Ernest Mickler, age 65, of Winder passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. L ...

Forsyth

Patricia “Pat” Ann Holbrook Thomas, age 76, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Pat was born in 1942, to the late Charlie and Annie Mae Holbrook. She ...
Ron Young, 88, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18.  Ron was born in Logansport, Indiana on May 5, 1931 to the late Donald R. and Pearl “Pedy&rdquo ...

Gwinnett

Rita Medeiros, 82, Suwanee
Rita Medeiros, age 82, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019. She is survived by her niece and nephew, Lourdes and Amer Habib; great niece, Ayesha Habib; and great n ...

Hall

William Jack Matthews, 39, Gainesville
William Jack Matthews, 39, of Gainesville passed away May 18, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Born on July 27, 1979 in Elyria, Ohio, he was the son of Dwayne Edwa ...
Bonnie Cash Taylor, 98, Gainesville
Mrs. Bonnie Cash Taylor, 98, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Athens Ga. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Alta Vist ...

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Ignacia Miralario-Jaimes, 85, Forest Park
Mrs. Ignacia Miralario-Jaimes age 85 of Forest Park, Georgia passed away on Saturday May 18, 2019 at Southern Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services a ...

Stephens

Mrs. Hazel Lee Jenkins Scott, age 90 of Highview Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Lloyd and Alpha Bentley Jenkins, she wa ...
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.