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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 12th, 2020

Forsyth

Robert Carr Booth II, 88, Cumming
Robert Carr Booth II, 88 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...

Habersham

Ardis Jane Dodgson Thompson, 93, Clarkesville
Ardis Jane Dodgson Thompson, age 93 of Clarkesville, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina, passed away October 12, 2020. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 7, 1926, Mrs. T ...

Hall

Amir Sebastian, inf, Gainesville
Amir Sebastian, infant son of Oscar E. Soriano & Alma D. Peralta of Gainesville entered heaven Monday October 12, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. ...
Willie C. Young, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Willie C. Young, 86, of Gainesville died October 12, 2020. A native of Gainesville, Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late William Clinton and Willie Jo (Hill) Gable. Mrs. Yo ...

Jackson

William D. Huffman, Sr.,, 78, Nicholson
William D. Huffman, Sr., age 78 of Nicholson, GA passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at his residence.   Born on Sept. 21, 1942 in Norfolk, VA, Mr. Huffman was the son of ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Ferris Duckworth, 78, Dahlonega
Barbara Ferris Duckworth age 78 of Dahlonega passed away on October 12, 2020. Mrs. Duckworth was a previous resident of Loganville, Georgia. She was a Registered Nurse with Th ...
Loy Edward Anderson, 93, Dahlonega
Mr. Loy Edward Anderson, age 93, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 12, 2020. Mr. Anderson was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on March 10, 1 ...
Virginia Burnette, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Virginia Burnette, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 12, 2020. Mrs. Burnette was born in Jackson County on November 27, 1931 to the late Guy and Emma Bennett ...
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.