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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 3rd, 2019

Banks

Tommy Dorsey Denton, 72, Maysville
Mr. Tommy Dorsey Denton, age 72, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Denton was born in Commerce to the late Buford and ...

Habersham

Freda Dawn Howington Odum, age 67 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 4 to the late Jesse W. and Emily Jewel Rowell Ho ...

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Dwane David Ivey, 67, Carnesville
  Dwane David Ivey, age 67 of Carnesville, Georgia passed away on September 3 at his home.   A son of the late R.D. and Mattie Lee Ivey, he was born on Februar ...
Barbara Ann McCowan Kissire, 74, Sparta, Ga.
Barbara Ann McCowan Kissire, age 74, of Sparta, GA passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin W. Kissire; parents, Henry C. “Bu ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.