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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 7th, 2019

Forsyth

Nina Anita Lynn Bagley, 60, Cumming
Nina Anita Lynn Bagley, age 60, born September 22, 1958 in Duluth, GA, passed in peace on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Cumming, GA. She is survived by her father, Brenton A. Bagley; ...
Willis Donald Padgett, 83, Cumming
Willis Donald Padgett, 83, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Mr. Padgett was predeceased in death by his loving wife Martha Padgett. Also, by his brother ...

Gwinnett

Yves Delatour, 42, Lilburn
Yves Delatour, 42, of Lilburn, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 Visitation will be held on July 20, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home an ...
Ms. Heidi Kaarina Ana-Mari Selder, age 70, of Buford, Georgia, formerly of Elliott in the city of Pittsburgh, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019  Private Family Services ...

Habersham

Dr. Wayne W. Schroyer, 88, Clarkesville
Dr. Wayne W. Schroyer, 88, of Clarkesville, Georgia, peacefully entered the Lord’s presence surrounded by loved ones, in his final days on July 7th, 2019 following a long ill ...

Hall

William Eugene “Gene” Grizzle died following a battle with cancer in his home surrounding by his family on July 7, 2019 in Murrayville, Ge ...
Carolyn Rebecca "Becky" Mashburn, age 76, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. Becky is survived by her two brothers, IV Mashburn and Ronnie Mashburn; ...
Sylvia Joan Vickers, 74, Oakwood
Sylvia Joan Vickers, 74 of Oakwood passed away Sunday July 7, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Ms. Vickers was the daughter of t ...

Jackson

Mary Lanelle Davis Long, 79, Hoschton
Mary Lanelle Davis Long, age 79, of Hoschton passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday July 12, 2019 at Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Chur ...

Other

Arthur (Art) George Metzger, II, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 7th, 2019.  Art passed away suddenly at the age of 68, of natural causes,&n ...

White

Steven Paul Hitz, 74, Cleveland
Steven Paul Hitz age 74 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Clev ...
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.