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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 19th, 2020

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Avery Jackson Parks Jr., age 38, of Winder passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 7:00 PM Friday, January 24, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.& ...

Forsyth

Jimmy Leonard Brackett, Sr, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home. Jimmy retired from General Motors and owned several businesses including a ca ...
Brenda Paul, 65, Cumming
Brenda Louise Paul, 65, of Cumming passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bor ...

Gwinnett

Anthony Delano Richards, 78, Sugar Hill
Anthony Delano Richards, age 78, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020.  He was preceded in death by son, Omar Richards, and sisters, Valdine Wright and Joyce ...
Walter Langhans, 49, Buford
Walter “Walt” Langhans, Jr., age 49, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He is survived by his wife of nine and one half years, Michele Goff-Rose Lan ...
Wilma Sherman Poole, 79, Buford
Wilma Sherman Poole, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Sherman; parents, Hubert Lott and Arah Ril ...
Christie Ashmore Theus, 47, Peachtree Corners
Christie Ashmore Theus, 47, of Peachtree Corners passed away Sunday January 19, 2020. Born December 7, 1972, she was a native of Hall County and had lived in Peachtree Corners f ...
Victor Zegarra, 94, Buford
Victor R. Zegarra, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Olinda Bellido Zegarra, Buford, GA; children, V ...

Habersham

Joyce Bethea, 76, Cornelia
Joyce H. Bethea, age 76, of Cornelia, GA , passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Bethea was born on August 9, 1943, in Co ...
Joanne Ballew Cameron, 74, Cornelia
Joanne Ballew Cameron, age 74 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Mrs. Cameron was born on Monday, May 7th, 1945 in Alto, Georgia to the late Robert E. ...
Alfred William “Al” Green, age 78 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020.   Born in Hanover, New York on April 20, 1941 to the late Charles Henry G ...

Jackson

Mr. Roger Glenn “Golf Cart Man” Sprinkles, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. Sprinkles was born in Morganton, GA to the ...

Other

Rita Strycula, 89, Rome
Rita Marie (Olszewski) Strycula 89, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 surrounded by her family. Rita enjoyed spending time with her beloved family, a ...
Cynthia Wansley, 57, Stone Mountain
Cynthia Ann Wansley, age 57, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Ruth Carson and father, James Wansley. S ...

Stephens

Mr. Joshua “Josh” Matthew Canady, age 37 of Defoor Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Habersham County. A son of Melissa Simmons Canady and the lat ...
Robert Eddy, 70, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Emry Eddy, age 70 of Estatohe Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, Georgia. A son of the late Robert A. E ...

White

Betty Jean Lewis Meaders, 87, Cleveland
Betty Jean Lewis Meaders, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020. Mrs. Meaders was born in Cleveland to the late Steve and Neila Skelton Lewis.  In addi ...
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.