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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 28th, 2019

Banks

Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth Tolbert Standridge, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Commerce t ...

Dawson

Thomas H. Owen, 86, Dawsonville
Thomas H. Owen, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 28, 2019 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born May 27, 1933 to the late Willia ...

Forsyth

Kelly Jo Jefferis, 39, Cumming
Kelly Jo Jefferis, age 39 , of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019. Ms. Jefferis is survived by her life long partner Matthew Rush of Cumming, Georgia and two da ...

Gwinnett

Claude M. Feagins, 65, Buford
Claude M. Feagins, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mamie Elrod Feagins; and brother, Joseph Franklin ...

Habersham

Marjory A. “Margie” Essex, 69, Clarkesville
Marjory A. “Margie” Essex, age 69 of Clarkesville, GA, died Friday, June 28, 2019 after an unexpected sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 5, 2019 ...

Hall

Robert Douglas “Peanut” Haynes age 73 of Gainesville passed away Friday June 28, 2019 at his residence. “Peanut” was born November 9, 1945 in Gainesville ...

White

Terry Wilson Thrift, 57, Helen
Terry Wilson Thrift, age 57 of Helen, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019. Mr. Thrift was born May 26, 1962 to late Robert and Dorothy Nix Thrift. Terry was the Maintenance Superv ...
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.