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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 27th, 2019

Banks

Mrs. Maxcine Slyvia Reed Clark, age 72, of Homer died Thursday, June 27, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Clark was born in Homer to the late, Ed and Cora Veal Reed.  Mrs. Cl ...

Forsyth

Betty Sue Williamson, 83, Cumming
Betty Sue Williamson, age 83, of Cumming, GA., passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at home with her family by her side. Mrs. Williamson was born on August 12, 1935, in Lexingto ...

Habersham

Jean Canfield Loggins, 80, Cornelia
 Jean Canfield Loggins, age 80 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Born in Sutton, West Virginia on January 17, 1939 to the late Raymond and Dorothy Harr ...

Hall

Gyndlon Lee (Sue) Casteel, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Gyndlon Lee “Sue” Casteel age 79 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday June 27, 2019 at New Horizons Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Rogelio Garcia- Marquez, 59, Murrayville
Mr. Rogelio Garcia- Marquez age 59 of Murrayville passed away on Thursday June 27, 2019 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday J ...

White

John Elmer O’Brien III, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. O’Brien was born September 20, 1942 in Wate ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.