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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 5th, 2019

Banks

Harold Leon Lord, 83, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Harold Leon Lord, age 83 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, September 5, 2019.  Mr. Lord was born in Jefferson ...

Forsyth

Thomas (Tom) Martin Burger of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Tom loved music and animals, especially dogs, and Quarter Midget Racing. He was president and ...
Homer Edwin Brown, 87, Cumming
Mr. Homer Edwin Brown, 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 5 at his residence.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday September 8 at the main le ...

Gwinnett

Clarence Jr. Mundy, 85, Sugar Hill
Clarence Jr. Mundy, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Doris Cochling Mundy; son, Ray ...
H. G. Pines, 76, Lawrenceville
HG Pines, age 76 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Mr. Pines was born on April 11, 1943, in Wilcox County, Georgia, to the late Harry Pines and Glady ...

Habersham

Weldon Earnest “Doc” Colston, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Born on April 8, 1932, in Cornelia, Georgia, he was a son of ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Vandiver, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Ann Vandiver age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday September 05, 2019 at the Oaks at Limestone following a brief illness.      Gra ...
Bonnie Bennett Wheeler, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Wheeler; parents, Jonce and Clara Bell Pruet ...
Audrey Blanche White, 88, Gainesville
Audrey Blanche White, age 88, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019.  Daughter of Blanche and Wallace Kindle, Audrey was born in Leipsic, Ohio on February 13, 1931. Sh ...

Jackson

Mary Ann Tompkins, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Ann Tompkins, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Southern Pines.  Mrs. Tompkins was born in Westminster, SC to the late Joe and Bess Johns B ...

Other

Rodney Royce Brown, 58, Los Angeles, California, formerly of Cleveland
Rodney Royce Brown, age 58 of Los Angeles, California, formerly of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on September 5, 2019. Rodney was born on November 18, 1960 to the late Royce E ...

White

Sgt. Ethan Storm Painter, 25, Cleveland
Sgt. Ethan Storm Painter, age 25 of Eastanollee, Ga formerly of Cleveland  passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Mr. Painter was born on November 6, 1993, in Habersha ...
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
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.