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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

Forsyth

Louise Pugh Birchfield, 85, Cumming
Louise Pugh Birchfield, 85, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  She was born in Corsicana, TX, the daughter of Charlie and Ruby Jordan.  Louis ...

Gwinnett

James Michael Davis, 71, Buford
James Michael Davis, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020. He is survived by daughters, Michelle Carter, Conyers, GA, Ashley Yousefian, Baltimore, MD; five ...
Charles Russell “Russ” Bell, age 52, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning, October 24, 2020. Russ was born June 6, 1968 in Atlanta, Georgia to ...
James S. Koehn, Jr., 30, Loganville
James S. Koehn, Jr., age 30, of Loganville, GA passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Donna and Mark Prentis, Flowery Branch, GA; f ...

Habersham

Joyce Kathleen King Adams, 81, Clarkesville
Joyce Kathleen King Adams, age 81 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Corneli ...

Hall

Christy Marie Ramsey, 39, Gainesville
Christy Marie Ramsey 39 of Gainesville, GA formally of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday October 24, 2020. Christy Marie Ramsey was born August 12,1981 in Franklin, NC to Anita Ram ...
Stacy Kay Black, 53, Gainesville
Stacy Kay Black, age 53, of Gainesville, Georgia , went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2020, following an extended illness, at the residence of her sister, Tammy Reid ...
Carrie Hudson, 88, Gainesville
Carrie Hudson 88 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday October 24, 2020.  Ms. Carrie Lou Hudson was born February 22, 1932 to the late John and Willie Butts of Gainesville ...
Betty Jean Thorpe, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Jean Thorpe, 94, of Gainesville, 94, departed this life peacefully on Oct 24, 2020. Mrs. Thorpe was born December 22, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Robert and El ...

Jackson

Hazel Christine Fowler, 68, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Christine Fowler, age 68, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who entered into rest on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Mrs. Fowler was born in ...

Lumpkin

Velvia Mae Davis, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Velvia Mae Davis, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020.  She was born on April 13, 1928 in Dawsonville, Georgia to the late Grady Bearden and th ...

Stephens

Donald Edward Jaynes, 48, Martin
Mr. Donald Edward Jaynes, age 48 of Pleasant Hill Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Bostick Nursing Center in Milledgeville, Georgia. A son of ...

White

  Freida “Chi Chi” Ash Ewing, age 70 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Emory University Hospital in Atlant ...
Patricia Boone Walker, 62, Cleveland
Patricia Boone Walker, 62, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, October 24th, 2020. Patricia was born in Odessa, Texas to the late Granville Lee Boone and Ernestine Angie Boone. ...
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.