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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 8th, 2019

Gwinnett

Paul Fortune Long, 86, Hoschton
Paul Fortune Long, age 86, of Hoschton, GA, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Lillian Lowey Long; sons, Gary Steven (Christ ...

Habersham

Tony Roger Sullivan, 60, Mt. Airy
Tony Roger Sullivan, age 60, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Born in Habersham County to the late Roy and Icie Myers Sullivan. Tony was employed with T ...

Hall

Alden "Al" C. Laird Jr., of Gainesville, passed away Saturday June 8, 2019. AL was born in Troy, New York to the late, Alden Coe Laird, Sr. and Laura Beckstrom Laird.& ...
Mary Jeanette Jones Schacht, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2019. She was born in Durham County, North Carolina on May 17 ...
Farris Arnold Coker, 79, Gainesville
Farris Arnold Coker, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away June 8, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Coker was born Jan. 13, 1940 in Blairsville to the late Arnold ...
Sue Sullens Garrett, 59, Gainesville
Sue Sullens Garrett age 59 of Gainesville passed away Thursday June 6, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Garrett was born on June 24, 1959 in Hall County to the ...

Rabun

Shirley Mae Cummins Manry, 72, Mountain City
Shirley Mae Cummins Manry, age 72, of Mountain City, Ga., passed away June 8, 2019 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Elisha Cummins and Henrietta Denny Darr ...

Stephens

Annie Pearl Sullens Payne, 91, Hoschton formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Annie Pearl Sullens Payne, age 91, of Longleaf Drive in Hoschton, Georgia and a former longtime resident of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Waterford at Oakwood, ...

White

William Earl Alexander, 77, Cleveland
William Earl Alexander, age 77, of Cleveland passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Alexander was born on September 27th, 1941 in Cleveland, GA. He was preceded in death by ...
Paul R. Croslin, age 67, passed away on June 8, 2019.  Paul was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, in May of 1952.  He attended Boca Ciega High where he proudly was ...
Gaynell Satterfield Harkins, Gay as she was known throughout her life, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital of heart failure after a bout of bro ...
James Henry Roach Jr., 73, Cleveland
Mr. James Henry Roach, Jr., age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Roach was born in Jackson County, Ga to the late James Henry and Rosella Garrett Roach. ...
Edward 'Eddie' Rowland, 77, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. Edward "Eddie" Rowland, age 77, of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Rowland was born in Pennsylvania to William Edward and Betty Ellen Row ...
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.