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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 14th, 2019

Dawson

J. D. Hopkins, 58, Dawsonville
J. D. Hopkins, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 14, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 25, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Robert and Frances Hop ...

Gwinnett

Dwayne Keith Roebuck, 55, Buford
Dwayne Keith Roebuck, age 55, of Wears Valley, TN and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Lee Roebuck; and ...

Habersham

Kenneth Wayne Heumaneus,, 58, Cornelia
 Kenneth Wayne Heumaneus, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019. Born on September 23, 1960, in Jacksonville, Florida, he was a son of the late Louie Wen ...

Hall

James David Whitley, 57, Gainesville
James David Whitley, age 57, of Gainesville passed away Friday, June 14, 2019.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...
Our great loss is Heaven’s gain as Rachel Pless departed here for her Heavenly home on Friday, June 14, 2019 after a brief illness. As that moment came, she was surrounded by ...

Lumpkin

Rev. Terry Michael Fields, age 61, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 14, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends. Terry was born in Hall County on Apr ...
Janice Prater Foster, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Janice Prater Foster, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. Mrs. Foster was born in Hall County on December 29, 1941 to the late Lonnie and Beuny Whitmire ...
Mr. David Alan "The Peanut Man" Kinkaid, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Unde ...
Mr. David Alan "The Peanut Man" Kinkaid passed away at his home in Dahlonega, Georgia on June 14, 2019  at the age of 63. After his birth in Illinois and ...

Stephens

J.B. Turpin, 92, Eastanollee
Mr. J.B. Turpin age 92 of Eastanollee passed away Friday June 14, 2019 at his daughter’s home. A son of the late Frank and Lucille Turner Turpin, he was born in Stephens C ...

White

William “Bill” Ted Farner Jr., age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. Mr. Farner was born September 18, 1959 in Fulton County to the late William Te ...
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.