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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 16th, 2019

Dawson

Randall Scott Owen, 44, Dawsonville
Randall Scott Owen, 44, of Dawsonville passed away Monday September 16, 2019. Born May 19, 1975, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He was formerly employed by V ...

Forsyth

Ray Jack Burton, 83, Cumming
Ray Jack Burton, age 83, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 16, 2019. Ray was born in 1936, to the late Howard and Irene Burton. He was r ...
Michael Edwin Wolf, 59, Cumming
Our son Michael went to be with his Lord Monday Sept. 16, 2019. He had bravely confronted and battled cancer in his last year of life. He was Born June 4, 1960, in El Paso, Te ...

Gwinnett

Flossie Maddox Cofer, 89, Buford
Flossie Maddox Cofer, age 89 of Buford, GA, died Monday, September 16, 2019 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12 noon at H ...
Barbara Ann Kelly, 87, Suwanee
Barbara Ann Kelly, age 87, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Douglas Carey and Eunice Mary Carey; son, Cameron ...

Habersham

Agnes J. Funk Powell, 84, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Agnes J. Funk Powell, age 84 of Mt. Airy will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Larry Ryals and Rev. Ray ...
Joey Clifton Dooley, 40, Cornelia
Joey Clifton Dooley, age 40 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on October 24, 1978, he was a son of Margaret Ann Lyles Doole ...
Agnes Powell, 84, Mt. Airy
Agnes Funk Powell, age 84 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An onli ...

Hall

Pearl Denney Johnson, 88, Gainesville
Pearl Denney Johnson, age 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. Pearl was born in Ball Ground, Georgia and has lived in Gainesville for 40 years.  ...
Mrs. Lyubov Gordeevna Vakulich, age 74, of Hoschton passed away September 16, 2019. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...

Jackson

Tommy Michael Stephenson, 64, Commerce
  Mr. Tommy Michael Stephenson, age 64, of Commerce died Monday, September 16, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Stephenson, better known to everyone as j ...

Lumpkin

Marilyn Crawford Head, 64, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Marilyn Crawford Head, age 64, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 16, 2019 surrounded by her children. Marilyn was born in Hall County o ...

Other

Shirley Ann Simmons Cody, age 72, of Lavonia, GA passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.T. Simmons, Sr. and Darlene Brown Simmons.  ...

Rabun

Barbara Ruth Johnson, 93, Clayton
Barbara Ruth Johnson, age 93 of Clayton, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019.  Memorial services will be announced at a later date.  An online guest register is ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas Stephen “Steve” Howard, age 63 of Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at his residence. A son of June Norris Howard and the l ...
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.