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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 9th, 2019

Dawson

Barbara Jeanette Duke, 83, Dawsonville
Barbara Jeanette Duke, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019.  Barbara was born in 1935, to the late Joe and Ella Loggins. In addition to her parents, s ...

Forsyth

James (Jim) Henry Sewell, age 92, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019.  Jim was born in 1926, to the late Jasper Henry and Myrtice Sewell. He was the oldest male ...

Habersham

Bryan Turk, 49, Cornelia
Bryan Turk, age 49, of Habersham County, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Born in Demorest, Georgia on November 17, 1969 to Bobby Frank Turk and the late Ollie “Jean&r ...

Hall

On June 9, 2019, Maxine Talley Bruce Barnes passed away peacefully at North Georgia Medical Center.  Visitation for friends and family will be held at Little and Davenport, ...
Henry D. Cochran, 94, Gainesville
A celebration of life will be held for Henry D. Cochran, 94 of Gainesville in the chapel at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The family will rece ...
John Marshall Melvin, 79, Gainesville
 John Marshall Melvin, 79, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, June 15, at First Presb ...
Myles Jacob Spaulding, inf, Gainesville
Myles Jacob Spaulding of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Fune ...
Charlotte Wilson Castleberry, 76, passed away in her Gainesville, GA home surrounded by her loving family Sunday, June 9, 2019. Charlotte’s life began soon after two siste ...

Stephens

Randall Keith Aldrich, 66, Toccoa
Mr. Randall Keith Aldrich, age 66 of Ed Davis Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Burdell and Ruby Manley Aldrich, he was born Dece ...
Aaron Wayne Stargel, 45, Toccoa
Mr. Aaron Wayne Stargel, age 45 of Christine Circle, Toccoa passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his residence. A son of Kaye Bachman Stargel and the late Victor Stargel, he was ...

White

Linda Jean Coker Hall, 70, Cleveland
Mrs. Linda Jean Coker Hall, age 70, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019. Mrs. Hall was born on August 31, 1948, in Cleveland, GA, to the late Harvey and Catherine Hol ...
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.