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Local Obits for Thu. May 2nd, 2019

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William Richard Aiken, 51, Winder
William Richard Aiken, age 51, of Winder passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Barbara Louise Prange of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully Thursday May 2, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com ...

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George Talmadge Pugh, 83, Sugar Hill
George Talmadge Pugh, age 83, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Elizabeth Ann Pugh; parents, James A. and A ...

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Grady Simmemon, 77, Alto
Grady Simmemon, age 77, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crema ...

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Mary Lucille Sharpe Jones, 76, Flowery Branch
Mary Lucille Sharpe Jones age 76 of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday May 02, 2019 at her residence.           Funeral services ...
Roy Edward Lowe, 87, Gainesville
Roy Edward Lowe lost his battle with Parkinson’s and passed away on May 2, 2019 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was one of 9 children born to Luther and Sara “Dolly” ...
Alice Stewart, 65, Gainesville
Alice Stewart, 65, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday May 2, 2019. Alice was predeceased by her parents James and Martha Crabtree. She was survived by her childr ...

Jackson

Samuel Richard Standridge, Sr., age 78 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019.   Born on April 20, 1941 in Commerce, GA, he was the son of the late Ruel and A ...

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Virginia Lee Robertson, 53, Dahlonega
Mrs. Virginia Lee Robertson, age 53, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. Virginia was born in Dahlonega on February 28, 1966 to the late Edwin and Theresa Cantrell R ...

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  Walter R. Dowdy, age 64, of Clarke County, Georgia formerly of Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019.    Mr. Dowdy was born on Ma ...

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Ronald James Savage, 43, Toccoa
Mr. Ronald James Savage age 43 of Toccoa passed away May 2, 2019 in Franklin County.  A son of Johnny Bohannon and Kathy Johnson, he was born February 7, 1976 in Stephens C ...
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.