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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 7th, 2019

Dawson

Marjorie Winkler, 71, Dawsonville
Marjorie Winkler, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 7, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Born September 17, 1947, Marjorie was of the Baptist faith a ...

Gwinnett

Nicholas W. Hembree, 75, Buford
Nicholas W. Hembree, age 75, of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Margaret Hembree; sister, Sheila McGraw; nep ...

Hall

Kerry Loraine Bain, 69, Gillsville
Kerry Loraine Bain, 69, of Gillsville passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at Gainesville Seventh Day Adventist ...
Samuel Engle, 93, Gainesville
Samuel Engle, Jr., age 93, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019. He was preceded in death by his sons, Tom Engle and George S. Engle, III. He is survived by his s ...
Kim Michael Forrester, 53, Tampa, FL. Formerly of Gainesville
Kim Michael Forrester, age 53 of Tampa, FL formerly of Gainesville, GA passed away June 7, 2019.  He was born on October 11, 1965 in Gainesville to Harry Forrester and Robbie ...
Joseph C. Pritchett, Jr., 75, Gainesville
Joseph C. Pritchett, Jr., 75 of Gainesville passed away Friday June 7, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Jenkins Sullens, 70, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Jenkins Sullens, age 70, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2019 with her family by her side. Mrs. Sullens was a native and lifelong reside ...

Rabun

Jane Page Gillespie, Rabun Gap
Jane Page Gillespie of Rabun County, Georgia, died June 7, 2019. She was the daughter of Edward (Bill) Page and Ethel Rickman Page of Wolffork Valley. Jane had a true servant ...
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.