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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 13th, 2020

Habersham

Bonnie Sue Franklin Smith, 86, Mount Airy
Bonnie Sue Franklin Smith, age 86, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020. Mrs. Smith was born on October 19, 1934 in Habersham County, Georgia to the l ...

Hall

Barbara Elaine Tanner, 68, Gainesville
Barbara Elaine Tanner 68 of Gainesville passed away on Friday November 13. Ms. Barbara Elaine Tanner was born in Gainesville, Ga on March 18,1952 to the late Joe and Gemaine T ...
Scot Wolfe, Gainesville
Scot Wolfe of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on November 13, 2020.
Edna Faye Bowen, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Edna Faye Bowen, 79, of Gainesville passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Visitation to Celebrate Mrs. Bowen’s life will be hel ...
Mr. Ralph L. “Skip” Carey of Lula passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 from a brief illness at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Graveside Services will be held at ...
Fannie Ruth Satterfield, 84, Gainesville
              Fannie Ruth Satterfield, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at Morningside of Gainesville.    ...

Jackson

Ileana Cosgarea, 85, Hoschton
Ileana Cosgarea, age 85, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020. She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Gheorgh E. Cosgarea, Hoschton, GA; daughter ...

Other

Joyce Ann Ferrell, 81, Jonesboro
Joyce Ann Ferrell, age 81, of Jonesboro, GA passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020. She was born in 1939, to the late Jim and Essie Lord. Joyce was a member of Pleasant Hill Bapt ...
Rev. Eddie Eugene “Ed” Martin, age 73, of Tucker, GA passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Betty Jean Martin; ...

White

Robert Earl Brooks, 83, Sautee
Robert Earl Brooks May 31, 1937 - Nov. 13 , 2020. Mr. Earl Brooks age 83, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday November 13, 2020. Earl, was the second oldest of the late Fr ...
Reverend Guy Lee, 91, Cleveland
Reverend Guy Lee, 91, of Cleveland, Ga. died on November 12, 2020.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Wahoo Baptist Ch ...
George William Shepherd, 72, Cleveland
George William Shepherd, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020. Mr. Shepherd was born December 19, 1947 in Franklin, NC to the late Garland and Hazel Shephe ...
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.