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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

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Sandra Anita Carter, 81, Cumming
Sandra Anita Carter, age 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020. She was born in 1939, to the late Auton and Ruth Estes Kirby. Sandra was a member of Union Hill B ...

Hall

Lee Roy Sherrell, Jr, 80, Braselton
Lee Roy Sherrell, Jr, age 80, died peacefully in his home in Braselton, GA on the evening of October 30th, 2020, of natural causes. He was surrounded by his wife, daughter, son, an ...
Florene Brown, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Florene V. Brown, age 91, of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 30, 2020. Mrs. Brown was born in Lumpkin County on January 3, 1929 to the late Charlie and Carrie Couch ...
Martha Jane Brush, 92, Hoschton
Mrs. Martha Jane Brush, known as Jane, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at her residence, after a short illness. She was born in Newark, New Jersey on April ...
Santos Oceguera, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Santos Oceguera, 80, of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November ...

Jackson

In loving memory of Lorene Pierce Martin Lorene Millie Pierce Martin, age 92, of Talmo, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee. Loren ...
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.