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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Forsyth

Norman Samuel Beverly, 80, Cumming
Norman Samuel Beverly 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 surrounded by his beloved family and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 fro ...

Gwinnett

Jason Randall Hornsby, 31, Buford
Jason Randall Hornsby, age 31, of Buford, GA passed to the gates of heaven the evening of July 19th, 2019 and had a grand reunion with his mother Donna! He was born No ...
Mary Wells Allen, 95, Buford
Mary Wells Allen, age 95, a resident of Buford, Georgia passed away on July 19, 2019. She was the daughter of Charles Wells and Mary Floyd Johnson Wells.  Mary spent her ch ...

Habersham

Ruby Lee Goss Farmer, 77, Clarkesville
Ruby Lee Goss Farmer passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. A life-long native of Habersham County, Mrs. Farmer was born in Clarkesville on September 12, 1941.  She was the dau ...

Hall

Karen Ellen Willis Harper, 58, Gainesville
Karen Ellen Willis Harper, age 58, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Ju ...
My sister, Mary Lester, passed away, after a sudden illness on July 19, 2019, while on vacation.  Mary's wishes were to be cremated and to have her ashes scattered in Gulf ...

Other

Kenneth James Cobb, 79, Lavonia
Mr. Kenneth James Cobb, age 79, of Rue Cezzan in Lavonia, Ga. passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at the home. A son of the late Tillman S. Cobb and Martha Bell Cobb, he was born ...
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.