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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 18th, 2020

Gwinnett

David Pursley, 83, Buford
Pursley, David, age 83 of Buford, went home to be with his Lord and on October 18, 2020. He is happy to be reunited with his wife Ruth who moved to heaven ahead of him in June. Dav ...

Habersham

Guen Anton Adkins, 44, Demorest
Guen Anton Adkins, age 44, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Glen Ellyn, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Service Arrangements are incomplete and will be announc ...
Gary Eugene Lilly, 70, Cornelia
Gary Eugene Lilly, age 70, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Milledgeville, GA.   He was born and raised in Kentucky, a retired Kentucky Corre ...

Hall

Harry Knox Forrester, 75, Gainesville
  Mr. Harry Knox Forrester, age 75 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020. Graveside services will held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 22, 2020 at M ...
Brian Knox Forrester, 47, Gainesville
Brian Knox Forrester, age 47, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Graveside services are sched ...
Chuck McKissick, 70, Gainesville
Chuck McKissick, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Chuck began playing drums when he was 13 years old and was ...
Daniel Jerome Rice, 56, Braselton
Daniel Jerome Rice 56 of Braselton passed away on Sunday October 18, 2020. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Daniel Jerome Rice, 57, Flowery Branch
A TIME TO BE BORN Through the infinite wisdom of God, on November 9, 1963, a beloved child, Daniel Jerome Rice was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the late Martha E. ...
Norman “Bud” Lawrence Stewart, age 86, died peacefully at home on October 18, 2020. He was born to the late Earl and Nellie Stewart on October 27, 1933 in Des Moines, I ...

White

Jack William Tinsley, 78, Cleveland
Jack William Tinsley age 78, of Cleveland passed away Sunday October 18, 2020 at his home in Cleveland.  A longtime resident of Conyers, GA, Mr. Tinsley had resided in Clevela ...
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.