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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 12th, 2019

Banks

Ivie Funeral  Home announces services for Mr. William Arnold Chesser 78  of Homer who passed away Wednesday June 12, 2019.  Survivors include his wife Johnnie R. Che ...
Johnny L. White, 57, Lula
Johnny L. White, age 57 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Born in Thomaston, Georgia on February 2, 1962 to the late John Lafayette (J.L.) and Frances Ruth Crisp ...

Dawson

Gwendolyn Jackson Lunceford, 86, Dawsonville
Mrs. Gwendolyn Jackson Lunceford, age 86, of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Mrs. Lunceford was born on November 22, 1932, in Barnesville, Georgia, to the lat ...

Gwinnett

James H. Baker, 90, Buford
On June 12, 2019 James H. Baker, age 90, departed from his earthly life into his eternal life in Heaven. He was raised by his grandparents, Frank and Emma Baker in the Grove Park a ...

Habersham

Bobby Kenneth Canup, 78, Clarkesville
A celebration of life service to honor Bobby Kenneth Canup, age 78 of Clarkesville, will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12 Noon at Center Baptist Church in Roberstown. Pastor M ...

Hall

Charlotte Audrey Sawyer, 86, Gainesville
Charlotte Audrey Sawyer, 86, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Oaks at Limestone. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 201 ...
Cora Sue Cheek, 79, Oakwood
Cora Sue Cheek passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2019. Sue is preceded in death by her “Pop” Milton Sprayberry, Mom-Sarah Sprayberry, and sister Vera Lively ...

Jackson

Jeffrey Lyn Edge, 58, Commerce
Mr. Jeffrey Lyn Edge, age 58, of Commerce died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Edge was born in Gainesville to the late, J.C. and Maudane Truelove Edge.  ...
Claudine McClure Kesler, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Claudine McClure Kesler, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Kesler was born in Commerce to the late Claude and Maude Hollifield ...
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.