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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 4th, 2019

Dawson

Robert “Bob” Allan Gumm, 79, Dawsonville
Robert “Bob” Allan Gumm, age 79 of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on September 4, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn M Gumm; brother, Ronnie Gumm; daughter, ...

Gwinnett

C. Ronald “Ronnie” Ackles, age 89 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Mr. Ackles has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Ronnie was born ...
Peter John Caltagirone, “Mr. Italian, stronger than cancer,” age 71, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Ca ...
Glenn Alexander, 66, Buford
Glenn E. “Bear” Alexander, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  He was preceded in death by parents, James and Christine Lawson Alexand ...

Habersham

William A. Trotman, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for William A. Trotman, Jr. (W.A.) 87, of Clarkesville, GA will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., at Clarkesville United Methodist Church with ...

Jackson

Fred Bradley Elrod, 44, Maysville
Mr. Ferd Bradley Elrod, age 44, of Maysville died Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Elrod was born in Commerce to the late, Morgan Edward and Gladys Ann T ...

White

Mrs. Marjorie Ann "Mema" Strunk, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Mrs. Strunk was born in Washington, DC to the late Harry and Marjorie ...
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.