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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 20th, 2019

Forsyth

Fred Tanner, 86, Cumming
Mr. Fred Tanner 86, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019.   Visitation will be on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5-7pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. ...

Gwinnett

Kay Harrington Pack, 73, Lawrenceville
Kay Harrington Pack, age 73, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Hattie Harrington and brother, Gene Har ...
Kaylynn Ticas, 20, Lawrenceville
Kaylynn Ticas, age 20, of Lawrenceville, GA  passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019.  She is survived by her mother, Argelia Estrada Ticas, Lawrenceville; father,  Edwi ...
Caroline Butler Hughes, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She is survived by her husband of one and half years, Bill Hughes, Buford, GA; children, Ra ...

Hall

Shirley Louise Pippel Bower, 95, Gainesville
Shirley Louise Pippel Bower passed away at her home in Gainesville, GA. on July 20, 2019. Shirley was born on Ridge Avenue in Arnold, PA. on August 16, 1923 to Herbert Augustus Pip ...
Jerry D. Carpenter, 79, Oakwood
Jerry D. Carpenter, 79, of Oakwood passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 20, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday ...
Mr. Herman Preston DeLaPerriere, III of Hoschton passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5 ...
Mr. William Robert “Bill” Fletcher, age 80, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Mr. Fletcher was born in Burwell, GA on October 15, 1938. He attended ...
Clara Westbrooks Higgins, 99, Flowery Branch
Clara Westbrooks Higgins, age 99, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Higgins; parents, Wiley and Irene We ...

Lumpkin

Patricia Ann Cox, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Patricia Ann Cox, age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Mrs. Cox was born in London, England on November 20, 1931 to the late Kenneth and Eileen Beatric ...

Other

Catherine Lanelle Grant Coons, 65, Tavares, Florida
Catherine Lanell Coons, age 65 of Tavares, Florida and Cleveland Georgia, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 20 2019. Mrs. Coons was born September ...

Stephens

Arzellia Crow Franklin, age 84 of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at New Horizons in Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00a ...
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.