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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 15th, 2019

Dawson

Dennis William Edwards, 67, Dawsonville
Dennis William Edwards, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday June 15, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Born February 10, 1952 in Eustice, Florida, he had ...

Forsyth

Anna M. Random, 86, Cumming
Anna M. Random. 86, of Cumming passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at her residence. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Memorial ...

Gwinnett

Jean Rogers Thompson, 83, Hoschton
Jean Rogers Thompson, age 83, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence “Pete” Rogers and Thelma L. Rog ...

Habersham

Sheena Ruth Adams, 44, Clarkesville
Sheena Ruth Adams, 44, of Clarksville died June 15, 2019.  Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.
Randy Franklin King, Sr., 65, Clarkesville
Mr. Randy Franklin King, Sr., age 65 of Clarkesville passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Atlanta Medical Center. He donated his body to Emory University Medical School for resea ...

Hall

Willie Jeanette Carroll, 80, Gainesville
Willie Jeanette Carroll, 80, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Funeral services wil ...

Jackson

Robert Malcolm Garbutt, 75, Commerce
Robert Malcolm Garbutt, 75, of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 following a period of declining health. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Ju ...

Other

Clifford Charles Herrington, age 65, of Acworth, GA, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty O’Bryant; father, L. D. Herringt ...
Brooke Anderson, 40, Athens
  Ms. Brooke Anderson 40, of Athens, GA passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Brooke was born in Sarasota, Florida. Brooke had a passion for kayaking, hikes in the ...

Stephens

James Weldon Walker, 64, Toccoa
Mr. James Weldon Walker, age 64 of Camp Mikell Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at his residence. A son of Ollie Sheriff Walker and the late Howard C. Walker, Jr ...
Little Skyler Michael Troy Carrell, age 3 passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of SGT TommyLee and Hope Scroggs Carrell, U.S. Army (Active ...
Linda Sewell Elrod, 64, Toccoa
Mrs. Linda Sewell Elrod age 64 of Rickman Street passed away Saturday June 15, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Guy and Marie Ferris Sewell, sh ...
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.