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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 26th, 2020

Banks

Harold Mitchell Gerrin, 83, Baldwon
Harold Mitchell Gerrin, age 83, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Mr. Gerrin was born on August 29, 1936 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Robe ...

Gwinnett

Teresa Ann Henderson, 59, Buford
Teresa Ann Henderson, age 59, of Buford passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, H ...

Hall

Sidney Leon Turner, 57, Gainesville
Sidney Leon Turner, affectionately known as “Twin” was born on February 21, 1962 in Gainesville Georgia to Rosalyn Turner and the late June Harris. He began h ...
Maria Mendez-De Zavala, 91, Gainesville
Maria Mendez-De Zavala, 91, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Me ...

Lumpkin

  Local Author and Historian Anne Dismukes Amerson passed away January 26 at her home after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  She was 82. Anne was prec ...
Joyce Carolyn Head, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Carolyn Head, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. Joyce was born in Lumpkin County on May 28, 1946 to the late Robert James and Hattie Lucille ...

Rabun

Dorothy “Dot” W. Green, 94, of Clayton, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Cannon Wood Villages in Tiger. Dot was the youngest daughter of Terrell and Ina Wilk ...
  Barbara Louetta Cannon Jenkins, age 82, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on January 26, 2020. Barbara was the daughter of the late Irvin Cannon and the late Bessie ...

White

Sylvia Ray Brooks, 79, Cleveland
Sylvia Ray Brooks, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Mrs. Brooks was born on September 6, 1940, in Walterboro, South Carolina, to the late Tiller and ...
Sylvia Gail Snyder, 84, Cleveland
Sylvia Gail Snyder, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Mrs. Snyder was born on November 8, 1935, in Sarasota, Florida, to the late Walter Crosby Yon ...
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
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.