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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 27th, 2019

Dawson

J.C. Whitmire, 82, Dawsonville
J. C. Whitmire, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 27, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born October 4, 1936 in Forsyth County to t ...

Forsyth

Martha Ann Caras, 76, Cumming
Martha Ann Caras, age 76, of Cumming, GA formally of Brookhaven, GA passed away Tuesday morning, August 27, 2019 at Cumming Nursing Center due to an eleven year battle with dementi ...
Michael Jack Johnston, 71, Cumming
Michael Jack Johnston 71, of Cumming, GA passed away on August 26, 2019.   He is predeceased in death by his father; Jack Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife; Ri ...

Hall

Judge Newman Farmer, Jr, 88, Gainesville
Judge Newman Farmer, Jr age 88 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday August 27, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Farmer was born January 28, 1931 in Hall County to the late Judge Newman ...

Jackson

Bonnie Rose Montgomery, 84, Commerce
Bonnie Rose Montgomery passed at the age of 84 at Northeast Georgia Hospital - Braselton on August 27, 2019 surrounded by family after a brief illness.    Born 11/2 ...

Other

Renee Michele Morgan of Roswell, Georgia passed away on August 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father James Cyphert. Renee is survived by her mother Rena Cyphert o ...

Stephens

DeAnn Teaster Evans, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. DeAnn Teaster Evans, age 81 of Carolina Drive, Toccoa passed away August 27, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Monroe and Lois Kirby Teas ...
Thomas Dan Carter, 64, Toccoa
Mr. Thomas Dan Carter, age 64 of W. Currahee Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at his residence.   A son of the late Henry L. “Buddy” and H ...
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.