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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 30th, 2019

Gwinnett

James R. Appling, 84, Buford
James R. Appling, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, August 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by grandson, Corey Appling; parents, Rev. Millard and Loy Appling; sister, ...
John W. Owens, 83, Buford
John W. Owens, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, August 30, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Owens; parents, George and Henrietta Owens; brother, ...
James E. Parnell, 70, Dacula
James E. Parnell, age 70, of Dacula, GA passed away Friday, August 30, 2019. He is survived by companion, Linda Barnett, Dacula; daughter, Janet Parnell Olivet and husband, Royc ...
Mary “Lil” Myers Titlow, age 92 of Buford, GA, died Friday, August 30, 2019. A graveside service will be held Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 3 PM at Floral Hills Memory G ...

Habersham

Charles David Peek, 72, Clarkesville
Charles David Peek, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. MCGAHEE-GRI ...

Hall

Welcomb Lipscomb, Gainesville
Welcomb Lipscomb, affectionately known as “Jim” was born on April 10, 1950 in Gainesville Georgia to the late Geraldine Ellison and Marshall Lipscomb. He began his eter ...
Tony "Long John" Brown, 64, Gainesville
Tony "Long John" Brown, 64, of Gainesville, GA, died August 30, 2019. Viewing will be Thursday September 5, 2019 from 1pm-8pm. The family will receive family and friends ...
Evelyn Rogers Little, 96, Gainesville
Evelyn Rogers Little, 96 of Gainesville passed away Friday August 30, 2019. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Little was the daughter of the late Scroggs and Lizzie Aberc ...
Harold J. Orr, 85, Flowery Branch
Harold J. Orr, age 85, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Sidney Orr; parents, Fred and Gladys Summerour Orr ...

Other

James Albert “Jim” Phillips, 87, Wichita, Kansas
James Albert “Jim” Phillips, age 87, of Wichita, Kansas passed away Friday, August 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, Suzanne C. Ph ...

White

Leslie Arthur Green, 76, Sautee
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leslie Arthur Green, age 76 of Sautee. Les passed away Friday, August 30, 2019. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.