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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 26th, 2019

Forsyth

Fleurette Phyllis Crommett 78, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. No services are currently scheduled for Ms. Crommett. Condolences may be expressed at ww ...
Denyse C. Fairley, 88, Cumming
Denyse C. Fairley 88 of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. Services will be held in New Hampshire at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...
Leon Jones, Cumming
On October 2nd, 1942, the Chestatee community and Charlie Jones Family was blessed with a beautiful baby boy named Leon Frankie but his friends later called him Pete. He was the se ...

Habersham

Danny Milton Church, 68, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Danny Milton Church, age 68 of Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Scott Crook will off ...

Hall

John Clinton Donehoo, 78, Gainesville
John Clinton Donehoo was born February 24, 1941, in Scottsboro, AL.  He passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 due to complications of ALS. He is survived by his wife of 56 ye ...
Preston Grady Dover, 77, Gainesville
Preston Grady Dover, age 77, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday August 26, 2019. He was born March 15, 1942 to the late Grady and Cora Dover of Murrayville, GA. Preston is pr ...

Jackson

Sammie Ann Vandiver Peek, 91, Commerce
Sammie Ann Vandiver Peek, age 91 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at her residence.   Born on Nov. 5, 1928 in Homer, GA, she was a CNA with BJC Hospital ...
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.