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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 19th, 2019

Hall

Rachel Collins Jones, 78, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rachel Collins Jones of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away August 19, 2019 at the age of 78 years. Rachel was born in Salem, NC., to John and Lilly Collins. Rachel is s ...
Edward Wessell “EW” Puckett, 89 of Gainesville died Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. EW was born on July 15, 1930 to Arnold and Carri ...

Jackson

Richard Everton Anderson, 86, Hoschton
Richard Everton Anderson, age 86, of Hoschton passed away Monday August 19, 2019. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel ...

Lumpkin

Becky Seabolt, 50, Dahlonega
Mrs. Becky Seabolt, age 50, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, August 19, 2019. Becky was born in Hall County on July 11, 1969.  She was a loving wife and mother.  Becky ...

Stephens

Mrs. Nancy Ruth Langford Simmons, age 65 of Law House Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late LeRoy and Florence ...
Mrs. Patricia Ann Dailey D’Alexander, age 70 of Twin Lake Circle, Eastanollee passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, Georgia. A daughter ...
Mrs. Patricia Ann Smith Simpson, age 61 of Yorkshire Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late T.J. and Edna Robinson Smith, she ...

White

Mr. Arthur Van Cleef Armstrong, age 83, of Cleveland passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at Seasons Hospice. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 22, 2019 in the ...
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.