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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 10th, 2019

Forsyth

Ernestine Burdette, 95, Cumming formerly of Duluth
Ernestine Burdette, 95, of Cumming, GA formerly of Duluth, GA died July 10, 2019. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth ...
Sandra Kronic, 73, Cumming
Sandra Kronic, age 73, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Mrs. Kronic will be buried with her husband Everett Lloyd Kronic at Georgia National Cemetery in Ca ...

Gwinnett

Norma Jean Padgett, 85, Buford
Norma Jean Padgett, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-five years, Weldon John Padgett, Sr.  ...
Kenneth Joseph Bray, 87, Braselton
Kenneth Joseph Bray, age 87, of Braselton, GA passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of three years, Ellen Williams Bray; parents, Leo and Lelia ...
Donald Ray Kerlin, 86, Buford
Donald Ray Kerlin, 86, of Buford, Georgia, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on July 10, 2019.  Born on February 3, 1933 in Lawrenceville, Georgia to Lester ...
James 'Jim' Kunkle, 56, Sugar Hill
James “Jim” Kunkle, age 56, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He is survived by his wife of ten years, Krista Mathews Kunkle, Sugar Hill, GA ...

Hall

Walter Theo Johnson, 83, Flowery Branch
Walter Theo Johnson age 83 of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday July 10, 2019 at the Oaks at Limestone. Mr. Johnson was born September 14, 1935 in Gainesville to the late Cha ...
Mr. Edwin (Ed. Uncle Eddie) Joseph Healy, age 89, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at The Oaks of Braselton, due to the end stages of Alzheimer ...
Juan Sauceda, 78, Gainesville
Juan Sauceda age 78 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday July 9, 2019 at his residence. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral hom ...

White

Ann Barbara Fleming, 76, Cleveland
Reverend Ann Barbara Fleming, of Cleveland Georgia, returned to the Lord on July 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was 76. Ann was born August 6th, 1942 in Wate ...
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.