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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 8th, 2019

Forsyth

Irene Yarbrough, 93, Cumming
Irene Yarbrough, 93, of Ft. Worth, TX, formerly of Cumming passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019.  Irene was the second oldest member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.  She is ...

Gwinnett

Topsy Merelda Ho-Shing, 86, Sugar Hill
Topsy Merelda Ho-Shing, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019.  She is survived by her children, Patricia Allen-Mair, Buford, GA, Audley Ho-Shing, ...

Habersham

Jesus Gilberto Arizaga, 20, Mt. Airy
  Jesus Gilberto Arizaga 20, of Mt. Airy, Georgia died on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 12,2019 from 4-8pm in the chapel of McDona ...
Robert Cook, 88, Alto
Robert Hargrove Cook, age 88, of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Mr. Cook was born on November 25, 1930 in Habersham County, Georgia to ...

Hall

Mary Jane Hamilton, 85, Gainesville
Mary Jane Hamilton, 85, of Gainesville, GA, was born December 16, 1933 to the late Doc Whelchel and the late Nellie Estella Whelchel in Lumpkin County, Georgia. She went home to be ...

Jackson

Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Estelle Millsap Stringer of Jefferson, Georgia will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:00 PM at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmon ...

Other

Annette Pinyan Lanier, 78, Atlanta
  Annette Pinyan Lanier, age 78, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She is survived by her children & grandchildren: Nancy and Jeff Purdon (Mered ...
Stewart Lloyd Young, 47, Lakewood, Colorado
Stewart Lloyd Young, age 47, of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was born on July 4, 1972, in Vallejo, California and lived in Georgia for over 1 ...

Stephens

Mrs. Margaret Inez Petty McCollum, age 83 of Rock Creek Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Gainesville, Georgia. A daughter of the late A.D. and Ada Davis Pet ...
Margaret McCollum, 83, Toccoa
Mrs. Margaret Inez Petty McCollum, age 83 of Rock Creek Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Gainesville, Georgia.   A daughter of the late A.D. and Ada Dav ...
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.