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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 27th, 2019

Forsyth

Doris Lucille Higgins, 81, Cumming
Doris Lucille Higgins, 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the loving wife of William Thomas Higgins, Sr. She was ...
Marvin Lord, 90, Cumming
Marvin Lord, age 90, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 28 from 1 to 4 PM, Monday, July 29 from 11AM til the serv ...
Lourene Gilbert Martin, 90, Cumming
Lourene Gilbert Martin, age 90, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Seasons Hospice. Lourene was born in Cumming on April 25, 1929 to the late Amos R. and ...

Gwinnett

Faye Moon Brown, 86, Buford
Faye Moon Brown, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pinson Brown; sons, James Brown and Johnny Brown, Sr, ...

White

Reneé Sarah Wilkinson, 33, Cleveland
  Reneé Sarah Wilkinson, age 33, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019. Reneé was born in Pennsylvania, earned a Bachelor of Commercial Arts De ...
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.