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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 12th, 2019

Forsyth

Ronald Walter Barber, 84, Cumming
Ronald Walter Barber 84, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 surrounded by his beloved family. No services are scheduled for Mr. Barber at this time. C ...
John “Jack” Knosher, age 90, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Monday, August 12, 2019. Mr. Knosher was of the Presbyterian Faith and a veteran of the United States Air F ...

Gwinnett

Olwen Davis Bagley, 90, Buford
Olwen Davis Bagley, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, August 12, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Meareal Bagley; parents, Otis H. ...
Aaron Hoyt Bowman, 52, Buford
Aaron Hoyt Bowman, age 52, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, August 12, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Kayren Bowman; and father, Aaron Bowman. Mr. Bowman is sur ...
Elizabeth Mathis Gober, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, August 12, 2019.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie and Jessie Mathis; brother, George Mat ...

Hall

Thomas Andrew Ables, 70, Gainesville
Thomas Andrew Ables, 70, of Gainesville passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Satur ...
Gerald W. Singletary, 71, Gainesville
It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce Gerald Singletary passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on August 12, 2019. Gerald was born on February 10, 1948 in Ca ...

Lumpkin

Walter Donald Anderson, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Walter Donald Anderson, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, August 12, 2019. Mr. Anderson was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on Nov ...
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.