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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 29th, 2020

Forsyth

Thomas John Bobowski, 61, Cumming
  Every day is a holiday and January 29 will forever be Tom Day or Geeps Day, as is he is fondly known by his grandbabies. Thomas John Bobowski, age 61, passed away while s ...

Habersham

Shirley A. Potts, 65, Baldwin
Shirley A. Potts, age 65, of Baldwin, Georgia went home on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 following an extended illness. Mrs. Potts was born on December 16, 1954 in Habersham County, ...
Jean Harrison, 77, Clarkesville
Jean Jiles Harrison, age 77 of Clarkesville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 29, 2020. Mrs. Harrison was born at Fontana Dam, NC on July 28, 1942. She was the daug ...

Hall

Irene Fowler Allison, 85, Gainesville
Irene Fowler Allison, age 85, of Hall County, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020. She was preceded in death by her son, James Timothy (Tim) Allison and infant daughter Teresa E ...
Ricky Steve Edwards, 59, Gainesville
  Mr. Ricky Steve Edwards, 59, of Gainesville passed away on January 29, 2020 at his residence after an extended illness. The family of Mr. Edwards will receive friends ...
Ezequiel Salgado-Castillo, 81, Gainesville
Ezequiel Salgado-Castillo, 81, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Roswell Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1 ...
Arthur Mark Edward Thompson Jr. age 66, of Oakwood, GA found eternal peace on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical center. Arthur was born April 29, 1953 in ...

Jackson

Johnny Ray Johnson, 65, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Johnny Ray Johnson, age 65 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 29, 2020.  Mr. Johnson was born in Tift ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Beatrice Louise Haralson, age 87 of Conyers, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 27, 2020.  Miss Haralson was born in ...

Stephens

Vinnie Lee Robinson Bolmon, age 91 of Robinson Way, Toccoa went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 29 at her residence. A daughter of the late Cliff and Artie Smith Robin ...
Mrs. Mary Frances Rumsey Howard, age 93 of Loden Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Clary Center. A daughter of the late G.W. “Bud” Rumsey a ...

White

Mattie Gaynell Hulsey, 85, Cleveland
Mattie Gaynell Hulsey, age 85, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Mrs. Hulsey was born on December 3, 1934, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Giles and ...
Judith “Judy” B. Ledford, age 69 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, after an extended illness. Mrs. Ledford was born on May 12, 1950, in Brass ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.