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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 14th, 2019

Banks

Angela Diane Bales, 59, Alto
 Angela Diane Bales, 59, of Alto passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday ...

Forsyth

Warren Lee Bower, 89, Cumming formerly of Oakwood
Mr. Warren Lee Bower, 89, of Cumming (formerly of Oakwood) passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14.  Mr. Bower was born in Bethlehem, Georgia, to the late Samuel and Pearl B ...

Gwinnett

Phillip J. Ridgeway, 65, Lilburn
Phillip J. Ridgeway, age 65, of Lilburn, GA passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Glyndon and Rosanelle Lancaster Ridgeway; sister, Sand ...
Sara Hutchins Buice, 78, Buford
Sara Hutchins Buice, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arby and Octavie Wiley Hutchins; and brother, Billy Hu ...
Wesley Turnage, Lawrenceville
Mr. Wesley Turnage of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed July 14, 2019. Arrangements announced later. 

Hall

Jessie Mae Dickey, 89, Gainesville
Jessie Mae Dickey age 89 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 14, 2019.  Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Jessie Mae Dickey, 89, Gainesville
Jessie Mae Dickey age 89, departed this life on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Dickey was born in Morristown, Tennessee, to the late Jesse and Edn ...
Celebration of Life Service for Mr. William Rodney Carruth, III of Gainesville, GA will be held on Saturday, July 20,2019, 1:00PM at Saint John Baptist Church 741 E.E. Butler Pkw ...

White

Geneva E. Humphries, 84, Cleveland
Mrs. Geneva E. Humphries, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Geneva E. Humphries was born March 24, 1935 to Griffin and Adell (Palmer) Thomas in Lumpkin ...
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.