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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 15th, 2020

Gwinnett

Lois M. Walters Lemons, age 95, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband of forty-three years, Lilbern “Tex” Lemons, ...

Hall

Mary K. Loomis, 57, Clermont
Mary K. Loomis age 57 of Clermont, Ga passed away on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at her residence following a long battle with breast cancer. Funeral services will be held on Tue ...
Mongah “Jo” Haynes Young, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at her home in Clermont, Georgia.  Mongah was born May 15, 1925 in Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Russell Lee Ashworth, inf, Buford
Infant Russell Lee Ashworth of Buford, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel, 5257 Green Street Hwy 53, Braselton, Geor ...
James Peterson, 64, Flowery Branch
James Peterson, 64, of Flowery Branch GA, passed away on January 15 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton from liver and heart complications. Memorial Services will b ...

Jackson

Rickey Dale Johnson, 58, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Rickey Dale Johnson 58 who passed away Wednesday Jan. 15,2020.  He was the son of the late John and Olivia Hogg Johnson.  Survivo ...

Other

Sandra Raines Plant, 84, Moultrie
Sandra Raines Plant age 84 of Moultrie, Georgia passed away January 15, 2020.  She was presently living in Cumming, Georgia and had been an active member of the Moultrie 1s ...
Beverly Irwin, 75, Lavonia
Mrs. Beverly Kirk Irwin, 75, of Lavonia, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. Mrs. Irwin was born on August 23, ...

Stephens

John Glenn Sewell, 55, Toccoa
Mr. John Glenn Sewell, age 55 of Falls Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Guy and Marie Ferris Sewell, he w ...
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.