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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 18th, 2019

Gwinnett

“J. W.” Bailey, 91, Sugar Hill
“J. W.” Bailey, age 91, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-seven and a half years, Nell Camp Bai ...
Larry Knowels, 81, Buford
Coach Larry Knowels, age 81, of Buford passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, surrounded by his family. The family will receive friends 6:00 &ndash ...

Habersham

Carl Clinton Henson, Sr., 88, Mt. Airy
Carl Clinton Henson, Sr., age 88 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Born in Murphy, North Carolina on February 05, 1931, he was a son of the late Z ...

Hall

JoAnn Chambers Banks, Gainesville
JoAnn Chambers Banks passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, following an extended illness. She was loved dearly by her family and will be missed beyond measure.     ...
Douglas Newton Dryden, 96, Flowery Branch
Douglas Newton Dryden, age 96, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James Raymond and Elma Dryden; wife of fift ...
Keith Fraser, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Fraser, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ...
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.