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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 18th, 2019

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Betty Holder Walker, 86, Winder
Betty Holder Walker, 86, of Winder, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 18th, 2019.  Her family will hold a reception in her honor on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, 4:00pm to 6pm a ...

Dawson

Norma Pirkle McClure, 84, Dawsonville
Norma Pirkle McClure, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 18, 2019 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born March 13, 1935 in Hall Cou ...

Forsyth

Christena L. Vaughan, 67, Cumming
Christena L. Vaughan 67, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her family. Christena is predeceased in death by ...

Gwinnett

Andrew Michael Ayers, 39, Suwanee
Andrew Michael Ayers, 39, of Suwanee passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019. A memorial service will be held from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at River Forks Park ...

Habersham

William H. "Bill" Blalock, age 82, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019.  Mr. Blalock was born on April 2, 1937 in Sylvester, Georgia to th ...
Paul J. Reeves, 93, Cornelia
Funeral services for Paul Jones Reeves, 93, of Cornelia are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on July 21, 2019 at Cornelia United Methodist Church, with Dr. Shirley Wright and Reverend Billy ...

Hall

Elo C. Dale, 77, Gainesville
Elo Clayton Dale, 77 of Gainesville passed away Thursday July 18, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Lumpkin County, Elo  grew up in the Sardis Co ...
Deborah A. “Debbie” Krewson (née Dopp), age 64, loving partner and fiancé of Charles Ponder, mother of Thomas (Patricia), Kyle (Megan) and Tanna Krew ...

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Richard Eugene Martin, Sr., 72, Alpharetta
Richard Eugene Martin, Sr., age 72, of Alpharetta, GA passed away July 18, 2019. He was born and raised in Orlando Florida and a United States Air Force Veteran serving in the Viet ...

White

Michael Laughlin Newton, 57, owner of Newton Plumbing, passed on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his home in Sautee. He was born in Ridley Park, PA to Robert F. Newton, Jr. and MaryAnn ...
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.