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Local Obits for Thu. May 9th, 2019

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Rafael Agosto, 82, Winder
Rafael Agosto, age 82, of Winder passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019.  A Celebration of Life will be held 10:30 am Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Hostess House, 299 Cedar Creek Roa ...

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Steven I. Cochran, 59, Cumming
Steven I. Cochran, age 59, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he loved playing the drums at Church and during the Oak ...
Bobby Gene Hughes, 82, Cumming
Bobby Gene Hughes, 82, of Cumming passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019.  A loving husband, father, and uncle, Bobby Gene was an avid wood worker, and enjoyed taking care of his l ...

Gwinnett

Maria DeJesus Burciaga-Alavarez, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband,  Felix Zuniga. Mrs. Burciaga-Alavarez is surviv ...
Maureen Anne Clement, 82, Suwanee
Maureen Anne Clement, 82 of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019.  Maureen was born on June 2, 1936 in Syracuse, New York and was the daughter of the late Roy ...
Stephen Joseph Tanski, 67, Suwanee
Mr. Stephen Joseph Tanski, 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Mr. Tanski was a retired Rural Carrier with the United States Postal Service and also a membe ...

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Steven Lance Ayers, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Steven Lance Ayers, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedule ...
Jenny Hartley Smith, 85, Gainesville
  Surrounded by those she loved in her daughter’s home, Jenny Hartley Smith, made her journey into her heavenly home on May 9, 2019.  She was greeted at the fron ...
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.