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Local Obits for Fri. May 3rd, 2019

Forsyth

Beulah Forsyth, 92, Cumming
Beulah Forsyth, age 92, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019. Beulah was born in 1926, to the late William and Nancy Garner. She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church ...

Gwinnett

Charles Edward Schultz was born on May 9, 1928 at a very small hospital in Winamac, Indiana to the parents of Charles R. Schultz and Merna (Groves) Schultz. Chuck, as he was ...

Habersham

Dale Sisk, 59, Demorest
Dale Sisk, age 59 of Demorest, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019. Born in Demorest, Georgia on March 17, 1960 to the late Gerald and Judy Cleveland Sisk. Mr. Sisk was a Foreman ...

Hall

Nell Lawana Allen, 82, Chicopee
Nell Lawanna Allen, 82 of Chicopee passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019. A graveside service will be held at Center Methodist Church Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019. ...

Other

Judith Thrasher, 73, Kennesaw
  Judith Thrasher 73, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away on Friday May 3, 2019. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son ...
Bonnie Ellen Collett, 80, Milton
Bonnie Ellen Collett, age 80, of Milton, GA, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019. Bonnie was born in 1938, to the late Willie and Jewell Henderson. She was a member of Hopewell Bapt ...

Rabun

Mary Jean Hopper Barber, 83, Rabun Gap
Mary Jean Hopper Barber, age, 83 of Rabun Gap, Ga., passed away May 3, 2019. She was born January 17, 1936, the daughter of the late LD and Kate Ledford Hopper. She was preceded in ...
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.