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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 1st, 2019

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Freddie Clifton “Cotton” Dean, age 80, of Winder, GA passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019.  He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Nichole Dean, Nitro, WV; sis ...
Thomas Logan Johnson, 55, Winder
Thomas Logan Johnson, age 55 of Winder, passed away Sunday September 1, 2019.  No arrangements at this time. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, G ...

Forsyth

Edward Dean Barden, 60, Canton
Edward Dean Barden   So a man walks into the world and spends the next sixty years making friends with every stranger he met, telling the best jokes, finding a lot of sa ...

Gwinnett

Debbie Jordan Haldeman, age 66, of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Myron Jordan. She is survived by her daughters, ...

Habersham

Henrietta Ledford Herrin, 83, Cornelia
Mrs. Henrietta Ledford Herrin of Cornelia passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019, at her residence following an extended illness. She was 83.  Mrs. Herrin, also known as &ld ...

Hall

Helen Dean Cantrell, Gainesville
Helen Dean Cantrell went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2019 after battling an extended illness. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family during the last days of ...
Nicole "Niki" Holcomb, 49, Gainesville
Nicole Girardeau Holcomb, 49, died on Sunday surrounded by her family after suffering complications associated with cancer. She was widely known among her family and friends for he ...
Dora Lee Arnold Bell Nowells, 103, Gainesville
Mrs. Dora Lee Arnold Bell Nowells was born to Mr. Asberry and Mrs. Maybell “Dink” Arnold in Statham, Georgia on August 24, 1916. She was the third born of twelve childr ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Keri Michelle Stewart Carpenter, age 40 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 30, 2019.  Mrs. Carpenter was ...
Junior Ralph Sweat, 83, Braselton
Junior Ralph Sweat, age 83, of Braselton passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home C ...

Other

Victor Howard Henderson, 88, Alpharetta
Cleveland Funeral Home & Cremation Services announces that Victor Howard Henderson, 88, of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019.   Vic went to ...

Stephens

Forrest Milton Peeples, 94, Eastanollee
Mr. Forrest Milton Peeples, age 94 of Akins Bridge Road, Eastanollee passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late S.P. Peeples, Sr. and Reeda Caudel ...

White

Cleveland Funeral Home & Cremation Services announces that Cathy Elaine Cosgrove passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, ...
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.