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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 10th, 2019

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Robbie Ann Dowdy, 49, Winder
Robbie Ann Dowdy, age 49, of Winder passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Memorial services will be held 4:30 pm Friday August 23, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  The fa ...

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Charles James Austin, 40, Cumming
Charles James Austin 40, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...
Joseph Michael Troncale, 77, passed away on August 9, 2019.  Joe was born in Gadsden, Alabama and was the son of Joe and Lillie Troncale.  He graduated from The ...

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Henry F. “Red” Holbrook, age 89, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in Mountain City, Georgia on February 25, 1930; he was a son of ...

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Leonard Calhoun Colvin, 86, Gainesville
Leonard Calhoun Colvin, age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia after a brief illness. He was born March 18, ...
Lavonia H. Mundy, 96, Gainesville
Lavonia Hamilton Mundy passed away August 10, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Lillie Whelchel Hamilton and was a life-long resident of Gainesville.  Mrs. Mundy gr ...
Irma Jean Wellborn Nichols, 92, Gainesville
Irma Jean Wellborn Nichols age 92, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 10, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Nichols was born in Santa Rosa, Florida to the late James William & ...
Nancy Carol Cole Scott, 75, Gainesville
Nancy Carol Cole Scott, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A Graveside service will b ...
Ralph Clarence Villyard, 82, Gainesville
Ralph Clarence Villyard, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 10, 2019. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Villyard was a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Hal ...

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Anthony “Tony” Maddox, 51, Dahlonega
Anthony “Tony” Maddox age 51, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2019 surrounded by family. Mr. Maddox retired as a Lieutenant with th ...
Robert W. Somers, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert W. Somers, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away at home with his friends by his side on Saturday, August 10, 2019.  Robert had lived in North Carolina most of his li ...

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Mary “Linda” Howard Cleghorne, age 72 of Colbert, GA passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.   Born on June 20, 1947 in Arcadia Desato, FL, she was the daughter ...
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.