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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 29th, 2019

Forsyth

Donna Blalock, 50, Cumming
Ms. Donna Blalock 50, of Cumming, GA passed away on July 29, 2019. She is survived by her father; Walter Blalock of Dawsonville, GA; and her mother; Brenda Phillips of Cumming, ...
Thomas (Tom) Francis Hill, Sr. of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on July 29, 2019 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anita; four children: Dwayne Hill (Lis ...
Shirley Perry, 89, Cumming
Shirley Perry 89, of Cumming, GA passed away on July 29, 2019. Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements ...

Habersham

John Eugene Callahan, Jr., 73, Clarkesville
John Eugene Callahan, Jr., age 73 of Habersham County, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 16, 1946, he was a son of the late ...

Hall

Dorothy Louise Brand, 89, Gainesville
Dorothy Louise Brand, 89, of Gainesville passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Crestlawn Memorial Park in ...
Efren “Buddy” Azael Pedraza, age 38, of Gainesville, GA passed to the gates of heaven the evening of July 29, 2019. He was born February 28, 1981 in Monterrey, Mexic ...
Lloyd H. Preston, Gainesville
  Lloyd H. Preston, of Gainesville, GA died peacefully at home on July 29, 2019. Lloyd was born January 7, 1936 in Salyersville, KY and moved as a small child to southern M ...
Jeane Louise Platt McDonald, 92, Gainesville
Jeane Louise Platt McDonald of Gainesville, Georgia passed away July 29, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center at the age of 92 years. Jeane was born on August 21, 1926 in Al ...

Jackson

William Scott Brown, 71, Braselton
William Scott Brown, age 71, of Braselton, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. No services are planned at this time and a complete obituary will follow at a later date.  ...

Stephens

Kathleen Watson Adams, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathleen Watson Adams, age 77 of Quarry Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole Watson, s ...
Mrs. Ruby Doris Peyton Andrews, age 91 of Ward Circle, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Enos and Lula Payne Peyton, she was born ...
Mrs. Ollie Mae Simpson Holcomb, age 73 of Collins Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late John and Ola Mae Brown Simpson, she was ...
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.