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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 18th, 2019

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Johnnie H. Parker, 91, Winder
Johnnie H. Parker, age 91 of Winder, GA, died suddenly Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Funeral service will be held Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Forsyth

Linda Gail “Nanny” Cowart, age 71, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Linda was born in Forsyth County in 1948, ...
Mary Rote, 84, Cumming
Mary Joan Rote 84, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. ...

Gwinnett

Mary Barbara Kach, Sugar Hill
Mary Barbara Kach of Sugar Hill Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September, 18th 2019. Mary was born July 13th, 1947 to Peter and Mary Walczuk in Stanford Connecticut. She was ...
Margaret Deegan, 86, Lawrenceville
Margaret Joan Skvasik Deegan, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Skvasik; sister, ...

Habersham

Walker Bearden Jr, 72, Sautee Nacoochee
Walker Bearden Jr., age 72 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at his residence. No public service will be held.  An online guest register is ...
Patsy Lynn “Pat” Brock, age 60 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Born in Demorest, Georgia on December 30, 1958, she was a daughter ...

Hall

  Alyssa Destiny Boger, 20, of Lula passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born July 25, 1999 in Hall County and was the ...
Franklin Carter Crane, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Franklin Carter Crane, age 78, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Crane, better known as Papa, was born on Oc ...

Jackson

William Frank Reynolds, 82, Braselton
William Frank Reynolds, age 82, of Braselton GA passed away on Wednesday September 18, 2019, surrounded by his family.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday September ...

Stephens

Mr. Paul Samuel “Sammy” Thompson, Jr., age 77 of Lake Louise Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Paul S ...

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Joseph William Bennington, 74, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home & Cremation Services announces that Joseph William Bennington, age 74 of Cleveland, formally of Bartow, FL passed away on September 18, 2019. It was Mr. ...
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.