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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

Dawson

Kenneth "Tim" Crawford, 53, Dawsonville
Kenneth "Tim" Crawford, 53, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. Arrangements by Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.  
Tim Byrd, 65, Dawsonville
Tim Byrd, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Friday September 20, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born July 13, 1954, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Al ...

Habersham

Zelda Morgan Waller, 87, Clarkesville
Zelda Morgan Waller, age 87, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. Mrs. Waller born in Birmingham Alabama on August 27, 1932. She was preceded in d ...
Keneth Lamar Mixson, 86, Demorest, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla.
Kenneth Lamar Mixson, age 86, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. Born on August 24, 1933, in Jacksonville, Flo ...

Hall

Shane Furgerson, 47, Gainesville
Shane Furgerson, 47, of Gainesville, died Thursday September 19. Funeral Services will be held Monday September 23 at 3 p.m. Hillside Chapel Funeral Home, Gainesville.
William L. McNeal, 89, Gainesville
William L. McNeal, 89, of Gainesville passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2 ...
Mr. Swayne Gary Forrester, age 79, of Lula, GA died Friday, September 20, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Forrester was born in Gastonia, NC to the late Swayne and Irene Adamson F ...
Betty Ann Lewis, 77, Gainesville
Mrs Betty Ann Lewis was born on July 3, 1942 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late Mindia Shueburg Lyles Field and Sim Lyles. She was called home to be with the Lord on September 20, 20 ...
James Harold Walden Jr., 62, Clermont
James Harold Walden, Jr., age 62 of Clermont, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. Mr. Walden was born on March 25, 1957, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late James Harold ...

Jackson

May Linda McLennan, 100, Commerce
Mrs. May Linda McLennan, age 100, of Commerce, GA died Friday, September 20, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. McLennan was born in Commerce to the late Carl Washington and Clara M ...
H. Kenneth Wells, 80, Hoschton
H. Kenneth Wells, 80, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. Mr. Wells was born on November 29, 1938 in Griffin, Georgia to the late Herman and Nora Wel ...

White

Ronald Edward Harley, 82, Sautee-Nacoochee
  Ronald Edward Harley, 82, of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at The Oaks at Limestone. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday ...
Lauren Olson, 57, Chino Hills, California formerly of Cleveland
Mrs. Lauren Olson, age 57, of Chino Hills, California, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019. Mrs. Olson was born to the late Wesley and Ruth Bovill.&nbs ...
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.