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Local Obits for Thu. May 23rd, 2019

Banks

Hunter Nathaniel-Casey, 6 m, Carnesville
Infant Hunter Nathaniel-Casey, 6 months old of Carnesville, GA passed away Friday, May 17, 2019. Born on December 21, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of Kimberly Casey Evere ...

Barrow

David Alan McKinnon, 77, Statham
David Alan McKinnon, age 77, of Statham passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...
Doris Lee Milam Mertens, 90, passed away on May 23rd, 2019. Doris “Nana” as many called her was born on March 3, 1929 in Alexandria, LA and was the eldest of 8.  S ...

Gwinnett

Robert Lee Baisden, 58, Buford
Robert Lee Baisden, Jr., age 58, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Baisden, Sr. and Ruby Frazier. He is survi ...
Michael Dwayne Countess, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Countess. Mr. Countess is survived by his wife o ...

Habersham

Betty Ruth Chapman Ward, 77, Cornelia
Mrs. Betty Ruth Chapman Ward, age 77, of Cornelia, Ga passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services a ...

Hall

Violeta Maria Carrion, 90, Flowery Branch
Violeta Maria Carrion, age 90, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Humberto Carrion, Jr. Sh ...
Joel McArthur Deaton, 76, Clermont
Mr. Joel McArthur Deaton, age 76, of Clermont, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019. Mr. Deaton was born in Gainesville to the late Leonard T. and Christine Hosch Deaton.  In ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Yvonne Stone Weatherly, age 71, Athens, Georgia of the South Jackson Community, who passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Mrs ...

Lumpkin

CYNTHIA KAY (FERRIS) SCHUMANN, age 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Dahlonega, Georgia on the evening of Tuesday, May 7, 2019 with her husband Robert by her side. Cindi ...

Stephens

Jerry Hardin Sheriff, 76, Toccoa
Mr. Jerry Hardin Sheriff age 76 of Toccoa passed away Thursday May 23, 2019 at Brookside Assisted Living in Commerce. A son of the late Marvin and Morene Adams Sheriff, he was b ...
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.